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Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries

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This paper seeks to quantify existing financial barriers among East African Community (EAC) member countries based on analysis of each member country’s foreign exchange market. The primary contribution of this paper is the generation of an aggregate measure of financial barriers for the three relatively more advanced members (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) using forward foreign exchange and interbank interest rate data. Its empirical results, which are corroborated by other evidence such as the levels of development of the financial markets and restrictions on capital flows, suggest that Kenya is the EAC’s most financially open country, followed by Uganda, and then Tanzania. The fact that the three countries exhibit different degrees of financial openness suggests that financial integration in the EAC region has a way to go.

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  • Yi David Wang, 2010. "Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries," IMF Working Papers 10/194, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:10/194
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    1. Masafumi Yabara, 2014. "Assessing exchange rate dynamics of East Africa: fragmented or integrated?," Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(1), pages 154-174, March.
    2. Albert Mafusire & Zuzana Brixiova, 2012. "Working Paper 156 - Macroeconomic Shock Synchronization in the East African Community," Working Paper Series 432, African Development Bank.
    3. Wang, Yi David, 2015. "Convertibility restriction in China’s foreign exchange market and its impact on forward pricing," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 616-631.
    4. repec:eee:riibaf:v:42:y:2017:i:c:p:1244-1253 is not listed on IDEAS

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