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On the Optimality of Consumption Across Canadian Provinces

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  • Bayoumi, Tamim

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This paper tests for the optimality of consumption across Canadian provinces. The results indicate that consumption is highly integrated within the central and eastern core of the country, based around Ontario and Quebec. This is not true for provinces in the western half of the country, however, or for the most easterly province, Newfoundland. All of the provinces which fail the test for optimality are subject to large regional income disturbances. It is concluded that large enough disturbances can limit financial intermediation even when capital markets are highly integrated, as they are in Canada.

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  • Bayoumi, Tamim, 1994. "On the Optimality of Consumption Across Canadian Provinces," CEPR Discussion Papers 1030, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1030
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    1. A. Scorcu, 1997. "Contiguita' territoriale e shock sul consumo nelle regioni italiane," Working Papers 277, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.

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    Keywords

    Capital Market Integration; Consumption;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • R22 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other Demand

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