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The Real Effects of Financial Integration
Journal of International Economics
This paper shows how correlations in GDP fluctuations rise with financial integration. Finance serves to increase international correlations in both consumption and GDP fluctuations, which explains the persistent gap between the two in the data, a ?quantity puzzle?. The positive association between financial integration and GDP correlation constitutes a puzzle, as theory suggests a negative relation if anything. Nevertheless, it prevails in the data even after the effects of finance on trade and specialization are accounted for.
Financial integration, International business cycles, Risk sharing, Quantity puzzle
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