Financial Integration in Asia : Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations

Author/Editor:

Benoît Mercereau

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Holding foreign assets reduces the volatility of a country's income by allowing countries to share risk. Yet, financial integration is limited in Asia. This paper estimates how much Australia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region would gain from greater financial integration. The results suggest that these welfare gains are large, which argues in favor of a progressive capital account liberalization across the region.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/267

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865271/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006267

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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