Consumption, Income, and International Capital Market Integration

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Tamim Bayoumi

International Monetary Fund (IMF); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: October 1994

Abstract

This paper uses consumption patterns across countries to measure capital market integration. It argues that earlier empirical tests of this type were potentially mis-specified and proposes a more robust specification. The results indicate that Japan was the only industrialized country for which national consumption was fully integrated with the rest of the world over the period 1973-89. For the other countries the source of the failure varies. Within the EC it is generally associated with incomplete integration across capital markets. Elsewhere, consumption is found to be excessively dependent on disposable income.

JEL Classification: E21, F36

Suggested Citation

Bayoumi, Tamim, Consumption, Income, and International Capital Market Integration (October 1994). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-26, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=883862

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