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International Diversification and the Irish Economy

We take an initial step in investigating the international diverisfication of Irish production risk. We find evidence that Ireland displays some properties associated with international risk sharing. These include: high cross stocks of foreign assets and liabilities; high international consumption correlations relative to output correlations; and procyclical behaviour of the rate of return on net external liabilities.

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Paper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Economics Technical Papers with number 9811.

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