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Capital Market and Business Cycle Volatility

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  • Tharavanij, Piyapas

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This paper investigates cross-country evidence on how capital market affects business cycle volatility. In contrast to the large and growing literature on the impact of finance and growth, empirical work on the relationship between finance and volatility has been relatively scarce. Theoretically, more developed capital market should lead to lower macroeconomic volatility. The major finding is that countries with more developed capital market have smoother economic fluctuations. Results are generated using panel estimation technique with panel data from 44 countries covering the years 1975 through 2004.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4952.

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Keywords: business cycle; capital market; financial development; financial structure; panel data; market-based; bank-based;

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Cited by:
  1. Mallick, Debdulal, 2009. "Financial Development, Shocks, and Growth Volatility," MPRA Paper 17799, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Piyapas Tharavanij, 2007. "Capital Market, Frequency Of Recession, And Fraction Of Time The Economy In Recession," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 34-07, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  3. Christev, Atanas & Mélitz, Jacques, 2010. "EMU, EU, capital market integration and consumption smoothing," CEPR Discussion Papers 7776, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Piyapas Tharavanij, 2007. "Capital Market, Severity Of Business Cycle, And Probability Of An Economic Downturn," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 32-07, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  5. Atanas Christev & Jacques Melitz, 2012. "EMU, EU, Market Integration and Consumption Smoothing," Heriot-Watt University Economics Discussion Papers 1209, Department of Economics, School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University.

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