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Financial markets and economic performances: Empirical evidence from five industrialized economies

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  • Colombage, Sisira R.N.
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    This paper investigates the nature of the links between the development of financial markets and economic performances in five advanced economies. The vector error correction model (VECM) establishes the quantitative importance of long-run relationships among three financial variables and the real output. Granger's causality test then suggests short-run causality between financial markets and the real sector as well as the substitution effect of the individual sectors in the financial market of each country. The results support the supply-leading hypothesis that the development of financial markets spurs growth for all countries except for Canada. The demand-driven hypothesis is confirmed for Canada only in the short run.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in International Business and Finance.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 339-348

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:23:y:2009:i:3:p:339-348

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    Keywords: Financial markets Causality testing VARs;

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