Stock Market Liberalizations : Financial and Macroeconomic Implications

Author/Editor:

Norbert Funke ; Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Publication Date:

December 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Using a panel of 27 countries, we analyze the effects of stock market liberalization on financial and macroeconomic development. We find that liberalization is associated with a short-term increase in real private investment growth of about 14 percentage points cumulatively in the four years following liberalization and a cumulative 4 percentage point increase in real GDP per capita growth. Growth tends to be higher if institutional reforms precede liberalization. In contrast to other studies, we also find evidence for a permanent growth effect of about 0.4 percent a year in an extended sample of 72 countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/193

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451859812/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1932001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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