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International Financial Integration and Consumption Risk Sharing

  • Aidan Corcoran

This paper tests the importance of international financial assets and liabilities for consumption risk sharing in a general framework which allows for separate effects of equity and debt holdings as well as country-specific sensitivity to aggregate risk. Integration into both the international equity and debt markets is found to be an important determinant of risk sharing for OECD countries over the period 1987-2004, while integration into international equity markets is found to be a robust determinant of risk sharing for emerging and developing countries over the period 1987-2003.

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Date of creation: 18 Jan 2008
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