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Emerging Equity Markets and Economic Development

Geert Bekaert, Campbell R. Harvey, Christian Lundblad

NBER Working Paper No. 7763
Issued in June 2000
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We provide an analysis of real economic growth prospects in emerging markets after financial liberalizations. In contrast with previous research, we identify the financial liberalization dates and examine the influence of liberalizations while controlling for a number of other macroeconomic and financial variables. Our work also introduces an econometric methodology that allows us to use extensive time-series as well as cross-sectional information for our tests. We find across a number of different specifications that financial liberalizations are associated with significant increases in real economic growth.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w7763

Published: Bekaert, Geert, Campbell R. Harvey and Christian Lundblad. "Emerging Equity Markets And Economic Development," Journal of Development Economics, 2001, v66(2,Dec), 465-504. citation courtesy of

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