Emerging Markets Are Catching Up: Economic or Financial Integration?
Forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
40 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2017 Last revised: 19 May 2019
Date Written: February 12, 2019
We propose a simple metric to measure two aspects of market integration, namely economic integration (defined as a common cash flow dynamic) and financial integration (defined as a common risk pricing dynamic) and then examine their evolution through time while controlling for volatility. We find that developed (DEV) countries exhibit greater degrees of financial and economic integration than emerging (EMG) markets. While the financial integration gap between these markets remains large throughout the sample period, the EMG economies are catching up with their DEV counterparts in recent years -- their level of economic integration has reached that of DEV countries.
Keywords: Financial Integration, Economic Integration, Cash Flow and Risk Pricing Revisions, Analyst Forecasts
JEL Classification: F15, F30, G15, E44
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