39 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2000 Last revised: 19 Sep 2012
Date Written: June 2000
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bekaert, Geert and Harvey, Campbell R. and Lundblad, Christian T., Emerging Equity Markets and Economic Development (June 2000). NBER Working Paper No. w7763. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=235719
By Ross Levine