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Title: Monetary integration and the cost of borrowing
Author: Gómez-Puig, Marta
Keywords: Unions monetàries
Liquiditat (Economia)
Risc (Economia)
Mercat monetari
Deute
Monetary unions
Liquidity (Economics)
Risk
Money market
Debt
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: With European Monetary Union (EMU), there was an increase in the adjusted spreads of euro-area sovereign securities over Germany (corrected from the foreign exchange risk), causing a lower than expected fall in borrowing costs. The objective of this paper is to study the reasons for this increase, and in particular, whether the change in the price assigned by markets was due to domestic factors (credit risk and/or market liquidity) or to international risk factors. The empirical evidence suggests that it may have been a change in the market assessment of domestic (both liquidity and default risk) rather than international factors that caused the observed increase in adjusted spreads with Monetary Integration, even though, since market size scale economies have increased since EMU, their effect differs according to the size of the market.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2008.01.008
It is part of: Journal of International Money and Finance, 2008, vol. 27, num. 3, p. 455-479
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2008.01.008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/107186
ISSN: 0261-5606
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Economia)

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