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Central bank independence and stock market returns in emerging economies

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  • Förch, Thomas
  • Sunde, Uwe

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We investigate the effect of central bank independence on stock market returns in emerging economies. We find evidence for a positive overall effect, but economic independence of the central bank appears to be more relevant than political independence.

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  • Förch, Thomas & Sunde, Uwe, 2012. "Central bank independence and stock market returns in emerging economies," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 77-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:77-80
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.030
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    Keywords

    Central bank independence; Stock market returns; Emerging Economies;
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    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

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