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How Does Financial Globalization Affect Risk Sharing? Patterns and Channels

How Does Financial Globalization Affect Risk Sharing? Patterns and Channels »

Source: How Does Financial Globalization Affect Risk Sharing? Patterns and Channels

Volume/Issue: 2007/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Terrones , Ayhan Kose , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451868029

Keywords: risk sharing, emerging markets, financial globalization,

In theory, one of the main benefits of financial globalization is that it should allow for more efficient international risk sharing. This paper provides a comprehensive empirical evaluation of the patterns of risk...

Information Asymmetries in Developing Country Financing

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Source: Information Asymmetries in Developing Country Financing

Volume/Issue: 1994/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Anayotos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1994

ISBN: 9781451955781

Keywords: risk sharing, moral hazard, information asymmetries, capital markets, capital market

This paper assesses the impact of information asymmetries on developing country financing and considers alternative techniques to reduce the adverse implications of such asymmetries. Following an introduction, Sect...

Pooling Risk Among Countries

Pooling Risk Among Countries »

Source: Pooling Risk Among Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Imbs , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451866964

Keywords: Risk Sharing, Diversification, Enforceability, standard deviation, emerging markets, samples,

In this paper, we identify the groups of countries where international risk-sharing opportunities are most attractive. We show that the bulk of risk-sharing gains can be achieved in groups consisting of as few as s...

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

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Source: International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

Volume/Issue: 2009/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , Robert Flood , and Nancy Marion

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873566

Keywords: International risk sharing, incomplete market, risk sharing, emerging markets, private consumption, income growth, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Saving, Production, Employment

Though theory suggests financial globalization should improve international risk sharing, empirical support has been limited. We develop a simple welfare-based measure that captures how far countries are from the i...

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective »

Source: Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982084

Keywords: Consumption risk sharing, Intertemporal smoothing, Nonstationary panel analysis, Cointegration, risk sharing, equation, time series, statistic, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General,

This paper estimates an empirical nonstationary panel regression model that tests long-run consumption risk sharing across a sample of OECD and emerging market (EM) countries. This is in contrast to the existing li...

U.S. Investors' Emerging Market Equity Portfolios

U.S. Investors' Emerging Market Equity Portfolios »

Source: U.S. Investors' Emerging Market Equity Portfolios : A Security-Level Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2003/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875768

Keywords: portfolio choice, home bias, international risk sharing, investors, cost of capital, foreign ownership, foreign securities, institutional investors, and international risk sharing,

We analyze a unique data set and uncover a remarkable result that casts a new light on the home bias phenomenon. The data are comprehensive, security-level holdings of emerging market equities by U.S. investors. We...

The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky

The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky »

Source: The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky : It's Really About Exchange-Rate Hedging, not Equity Portfolios

Volume/Issue: 2009/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , and Charles Engel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871593

Keywords: international risk sharing, international portfolio allocation, exchange rate hedging, equity home bias, exchange rate, hedge, home currency, nominal exchange rate, Equity Home Bias International Risk Sharing,

This paper develops a two-country monetary DSGE model in which households choose a portfolio of home and foreign equities, and a forward position in foreign exchange. Some nominal goods prices are sticky. Trade in...

Toward A Fiscal Union for the Euro Area

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Source: Toward A Fiscal Union for the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2013/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Céline Allard , Petya Koeva Brooks , John Bluedorn , Fabian Bornhorst , Franziska Ohnsorge , and Katharine Christopherson Puh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484307373

Keywords: Euro Area, Fiscal Union, Fiscal Integration, Fiscal Federalism, Fiscal Governance, Risk Sharing, fiscal risk, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline, fiscal policies

This is on a highly topical issue and addresses a key policy issue for Europe-namely, reinforcing EMU institutional architecture along with the Banking Union. Some proposals have emerged in Europe, and it will be i...

The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment1

The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment1 »

Source: The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment

Volume/Issue: 2009/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Fabio Ghironi , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874204

Keywords: Net foreign assets, Risk sharing, Valuation, foreign asset, foreign assets, net foreign asset, foreign asset position,

International financial integration has greatly increased the scope for changes in a country's net foreign asset position through the valuation channel, namely capital gains and losses on external assets and liabil...

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing »

Source: Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing : How Does Italy Compare in Europe?

Volume/Issue: 1999/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451854596

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Italy, Public policy, regions, redistribution, risk sharing, household income, fiscal revenue, capital expenditure

This paper investigates income redistribution and risk sharing among Italy's regions and the implications for public policy. Using a richer data set than in previous works, this study allows for an assessment of pu...