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Private capital flows, stock market and economic growth in developed and developing countries: A comparative analysis

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  • Choong, Chee-Keong
  • Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi
  • Yusop, Zulkornain
  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah

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Empirically we investigate how three types of private capital flows could promote economic growth in recipient developed and developing countries. Our focus is on the role of stock markets as a channel through which foreign capital flows could promote growth. The findings reveal that FDI exhibits a positive impact on growth, while both foreign debt and portfolio investment have a negative impact on growth in all sample countries. However, our results indicate that stock markets might be a significant channel or leading institutional factor through which capital flows affect economic growth. The findings provide clear implications that the negative impact of private capital flows can be transformed into a positive one if the stock market development has attained a certain threshold level, regardless of whether it is in developed or developing countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Japan and the World Economy.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 107-117

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Keywords: Private capital flows Stock market Economic growth Panel data analysis;

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