Capital market integration and consumption risk sharing over the long run

Rangvid, J., Santa-Clara, P. & Schmeling, M. (2016). Capital market integration and consumption risk sharing over the long run. Journal of International Economics, 103, pp. 27-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2016.08.001

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Abstract

We empirically investigate time variation in capital market integration and consumption risk sharing using data for 16 countries from 1875 to 2012. We show that there has been considerable variation over time in the degrees of capital market integration and consumption risk sharing and that higher capital market integration forecasts more consumption risk sharing in the future. This finding is robust to controlling for trade openness and exchange rate volatility as alternative drivers of risk sharing. Finally, we calculate the welfare costs of imperfect consumption risk sharing and find that these costs vary over time, line up with variation in risk sharing, and are quite substantial during periods of low risk sharing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Market integration; Consumption risk sharing; Long-run international data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Cass Business School > Faculty of Finance
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15464

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