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Emerging stock markets, portfolio capital flows and long-term economie growth: Micro and macroeconomic perspectives

  • Singh, Ajit
  • Weisse, Bruce A.

The paper examines two major components of financial liberalisation, stock market development and portfolio capital flows, in the context of LDCs. The paper considers microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives on their implications for long-term development and economic growth. It concentrates on (I) the role of stock markets in financing corporate growth; (ii) the implications of stock market volatility for resource allocation and productive efficiency; and (iii) the interactions between the foreign exchange and stock markets in the context of economic shocks. Its policy recommendations are that LDCs should promote bank-based systems, influence the scale and composition of capital inflows, and prevent a market for corporate control emerging.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 26 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 607-622

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