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Bank Competition and International Financial Integration: Evidence using a new index

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  • Gurnain Kaur Pasricha

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In the debate on the benefits of international financial integration, recent literature has emphasized the development of domestic markets as a precondition. This paper offers an alternative view. Lack of competition in domestic financial systems may prevent countries from reaping the benefits of international integration simply because it prevents them from being integrated in a meaningful way - that of price equalization. A new index of de-facto financial integration is used to explore this question and confirms a strong link. The level of de-jure controls, volatility and institutions matter for price integration but their importance differs between developed and developing countries.

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  • Gurnain Kaur Pasricha, 2009. "Bank Competition and International Financial Integration: Evidence using a new index," FIW Working Paper series 037, FIW.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsr:wpaper:y:2009:i:037
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    Keywords

    Financial Integration Index; Covered Interest Parity; Threshold Autoregressive Models; Bank Competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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