Deep Financial Integration and Volatility

75 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2010 Last revised: 4 Jul 2021

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Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Koc University, Graduate School of Business

Bent E. Sørensen

University of Houston - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Vadym Volosovych

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Date Written: April 2010

Abstract

We investigate the relationship between financial integration and output volatility at micro and macro levels. Using a very large firm-level dataset from EU countries over time, we construct a measure of "deep" financial integration at the regional level based on foreign ownership at the firm level. We find a positive effect of foreign ownership on volatility of firms' outcomes. This effect survives aggregation and carries over to regional output. Exploiting variation in the transposition dates of EU-wide legislation, we find that high trust regions in countries who harmonized capital markets sooner have higher levels of financial integration and volatility.

Suggested Citation

Kalemli-Ozcan, Sebnem and Sorensen, Bent E. and Volosovych, Vadym, Deep Financial Integration and Volatility (April 2010). NBER Working Paper No. w15900, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1587227

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