Emerging Markets Finance

68 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2003

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Geert Bekaert

Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance

Campbell R. Harvey

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: December 10, 2002


Emerging markets have long posed a challenge for finance. Standard models are often ill suited to deal with the specific circumstances arising in these markets. However, the interest in emerging markets has provided impetus for the adaptation of current models to new circumstances in these markets and the development of new models. The model of market integration and segmentation is our starting point. Next, we emphasize the distinction between market liberalization and integration. We explore the financial effects of market integration as well as the impact on the real economy. We also consider a host of other issues such as contagion, corporate finance, market microstructure and stock selection in emerging markets. Apart from surveying the literature, this article contains new results regarding political risk and liberalization, the volatility of capital flows and the performance of emerging market investments.

Keywords: Market liberalization, portfolio flows, market reforms, economic growth, risk sharing, contagion, privatization, capital flows, market microstructure, inequality, productivity, volatility of capital flows, performance of emerging market investments

JEL Classification: F36, G34, F02, F21, F32, G15, G28

Suggested Citation

Bekaert, Geert and Harvey, Campbell R., Emerging Markets Finance (December 10, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=350180 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.350180

Geert Bekaert (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance ( email )

United States

Campbell R. Harvey

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )

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