Saudi's Growth and Financial Spillovers to Other GCC Countries: An Empirical Analysis
18 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 2018
This paper examines real and financial linkages between Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Growth spillovers from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain are found to be sizeable and statistically significant, but those to other GCC countries are not found to be significant. Equity market movements in Saudi Arabia are found to have significant implications for other GCC countries, while there is no evidence of co-movements in bonds markets. These findings suggest some degree of interdependence among GCC countries.
Keywords: Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Growth, Gulf Corporation Council, Spillovers, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade Forecasting and Simulation, International Policy Coordination and Transmission
JEL Classification: E44, F14, F17, F42, O47, F15
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