Equity Market Liberalization in Emerging Markets

39 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2005

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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)

Christian T. Lundblad

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School; Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Date Written: September 23, 2002

Abstract

Equity market liberalizations, if effective, lead to important changes in both the financial and real sectors as the economy becomes integrated into world capital markets. The study of market integration is complicated because there are many ways one can liberalize and many countries have taken different routes. To study the effectiveness of particular liberalization policies, the sequencing of liberalizations, and the impact on the real economy, systematic methods must be developed to 'date' the liberalization of emerging equity markets. We provide a synthesis of the current methods, and also show the impact of liberalization on the real sector.

Keywords: Financial openness, economic growth, equity liberalization, economic volatility, dating integration, market segmentation, market integration, GDP growth, GDP volatility

JEL Classification: F30, F15, F43, F22, F36, G15, G18, G20

Suggested Citation

Bekaert, Geert and Harvey, Campbell R. and Lundblad, Christian T., Equity Market Liberalization in Emerging Markets (September 23, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=795345 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.795345

Geert Bekaert

Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance ( email )

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Campbell R. Harvey (Contact Author)

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Christian T. Lundblad

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ( email )

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United States
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Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise ( email )

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-344
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