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The impact of international financial integration on economic growth: New evidence on threshold effects

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  • Chen, Jinzhao
  • Quang, Thérèse

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Recent research highlights that countries differ with respect to their experience with capital flows and do not systematically gain from capital account liberalization. This paper contributes to the empirical literature that investigates the circumstances under which international financial integration (IFI) is growth-enhancing. Relying on non-linear dynamic panel techniques, we find that countries that are able to reap the benefits of IFI satisfy certain threshold conditions regarding the level of economic, institutional and financial development, and government spending. Our results also reveal a differentiated behavior of FDI and portfolio equity liabilities compared to other types of capital flows, with threshold conditions being systematically less restricting for the former and growth effects significantly larger.

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  • Chen, Jinzhao & Quang, Thérèse, 2014. "The impact of international financial integration on economic growth: New evidence on threshold effects," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 475-489.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:42:y:2014:i:c:p:475-489
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.06.011
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    International financial integration; Economic growth; Panel threshold regression model; Dynamic threshold panel;

    JEL classification:

    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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