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Market Integration Dynamics and Asymptotic Price Convergence in Distribution

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García Hiernaux, Alfredo and Guerrero Burbano, David Esteban and McAleer, Michael (2015) Market Integration Dynamics and Asymptotic Price Convergence in Distribution. [ Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE); nº 18, 2015, ISSN: 2341-2356 ] (Unpublished)

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This paper analyzes the market integration process of nominal prices, develops a model to analyze market integration, and presents a test of increasing market integration. A distinction is made between the economic concepts of price convergence in mean and variance. When both types of convergence occur, prices are said to converge in distribution. We present concepts and definitions related to the market integration process, link these to price convergence in distribution, argue that the Law of One Price is not a sufficient condition for market integration, and present a test of price convergence in distribution. We apply our methodology to two different cases, namely the integration of: i) the inland grains market in 19th Century USA, and ii) the Eurozone long-term bonds market after the euro entered circulation.


Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Regional and global markets, Integration, Asymptotic price convergence, Mean, Variance, Distribution.
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Econometrics
JEL:C22, C32, N70, F15
Series Name:Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE)
Volume:2015
Number:18
ID Code:34143
Deposited On:05 Nov 2015 12:54
Last Modified:05 Nov 2015 12:54

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