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Capital Accumulation in Less Developed Countries: Does Stock Market Matter?

Prabirjit Sarkar

Jadavpur University

March 2006

Jadavpur University Working Paper No. 06-06

Our panel data analysis ) of a sample of 31 less developed countries) shows that the stock market capitalization as a percentage of GDP - an important indicator of stock market development - has no relationship with the growth rates of gross fixed capital formation. Our time series analysis ) of 15 countries shows that in at least 10 cases we observe no positive long-run relationship between the stock market turnover ratio and the growth of capital accumulation. Interestingly the countries experiencing the developmental function of stock market are by and large civil law origin countries with alleged poor shareholder protection.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: stock market, capital accumulation, growth, and liberalisation

JEL Classification: O16 O50, O57 F36, G00

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Date posted: December 18, 2006 ; Last revised: January 25, 2008

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Sarkar, Prabirjit, Capital Accumulation in Less Developed Countries: Does Stock Market Matter? (March 2006). Jadavpur University Working Paper No. 06-06. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=952154 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.952154

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Prabirjit Sarkar (Contact Author)
Jadavpur University ( email )
Economics Department
Calcutta, 700032
HOME PAGE: http://prabirjit.blogspot.com/
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