Openness, Institutions and Financial Development

WEFRP Working Paper No. WEF 0012

29 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2006

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Siong-Hook Law

University Putra Malaysia - Department of Economics

Panicos Demetriades

University of Leicester - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

Using dynamic panel data techniques and data from 43 developing countries during 1980-2001, we provide evidence which suggests that openness and institutions are important determinants of financial development. Openness, in terms of trade and capital flows, is particularly potent in promoting financial development in middle-income countries, but much weaker in low-income countries. Our findings are robust to alternative measures of financial and trade openness, as well as estimation method and sample period.

Keywords: capital inflows, trade openess, financial development, dynamic panal data analysis

JEL Classification: F19, G29

Suggested Citation

Law, Siong-Hook and Demetriades, Panicos O., Openness, Institutions and Financial Development (May 2006). WEFRP Working Paper No. WEF 0012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=941387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.941387

Siong-Hook Law (Contact Author)

University Putra Malaysia - Department of Economics ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Panicos O. Demetriades

University of Leicester - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics
Leicester LE1 7RH, Leicestershire LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
+ 44 116 252 2835 (Phone)
+ 44 116 252 2908 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.le.ac.uk/economics/staff/pd28.html

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