Financial Flows Centrality: Empirical Evidence using Bilateral Capital Flows
35 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 10, 2019
This paper uses a dataset on bilateral capital flows to construct a financial centrality measure for 64 advanced and emerging economies from 2000-16 to capture an economy’s importance within the global financial flows network. The results highlight the varying significance of network systemic and idiosyncratic factors in explaining financial centrality across different types of investments and residency of investors. Most notably, the findings show that financial centres have deeper and more developed financial system, implying their importance in global financial intermediation.
Keywords: financial centrality, financial depth, network analysis
JEL Classification: D85, F21, F36, G15
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