Risk Sharing Through Capital Gains
Faruk Balli, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Bent Sorensen ,
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Canadian Journal of Economics

We estimate channels of international risk sharing between European Monetary Union (EMU), European Union, and other OECD countries 1992–2007. We focus on risk sharing through savings, factor income flows, and capital gains. Risk sharing through factor income and capital gains was close to zero before 1999 but has increased since then. Risk sharing from capital gains, at about 6 percent, is higher than risk sharing from factor income flows for European Union countries and OECD countries.

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