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Openness, Institutions and Financial Development

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  • Siong Hook Law
  • Panicos Demetriades

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[This paper is no longer available. It has been replaced by paper 07/5: Financial Development, Openness and Institutions: Evidence from Panel Data.] Using cross-country and dynamic panel data techniques on 43 developing countries during 1980 – 2000, we provide evidence which suggests that financial development is enhanced when a country’s borders are simultaneously open to both capital flows and trade. Our findings also suggest that institutional quality is a statistically significant independent determinant of financial development. Our findings are robust to alternative measures of financial and trade openness, as well as estimation method and sample period.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 05/8.

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  1. Huang, Yongfu & Temple, Jonathan, 2005. "Does External Trade Promote Financial Development?," CEPR Discussion Papers 5150, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Menyah, Kojo & Nazlioglu, Saban & Wolde-Rufael, Yemane, 2014. "Financial development, trade openness and economic growth in African countries: New insights from a panel causality approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 386-394.
  3. Wei Huang, 2006. "Emerging Markets, Financial Openness and Financial Development," Bristol Economics Discussion Papers 06/588, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.

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