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Does a Currency Union Need a Capital Market Union? Risk Sharing via Banks and Markets

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  • Martinez, Joseba
  • Philippon, Thomas
  • Sihvonen, Markus

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We compare risk sharing in response to demand and supply shocks in four types of currency unions: segmented markets; a banking union; a capital market union; and complete financial markets. We show that a banking union is efficient at sharing all domestic demand shocks (deleveraging, fiscal consolidation), while a capital market union is necessary to share supply shocks (productivity and quality shocks). Using a calibrated model we provide evidence of substantial welfare gains from a banking union and, in the presence of supply shocks, from a capital market union.

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  • Martinez, Joseba & Philippon, Thomas & Sihvonen, Markus, 2019. "Does a Currency Union Need a Capital Market Union? Risk Sharing via Banks and Markets," CEPR Discussion Papers 14220, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    Banking Union; capital market union; Currency Union; incomplete markets; Risk Sharing;
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    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F45 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Macroeconomic Issues of Monetary Unions

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