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Financial Integration-Growth Nexus : A Quantile Regression Analysis


  • Ibrahim, Saifuzzaman

    () (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

  • Abdul Rahman, Mazlina

    () (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

  • Wan Wan Ngah, Azman Saini

    () (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

  • Mahamad Zakaria, Muhammad Farhan

    () (Universiti Putra Malaysia)


Our study aims to examine the role of economic development in moderating the relationship between international financial integration and economic growth, and we find that international financial integration has a positive impact on economic growth by and large. However, the growth impact of international financial integration does not exist in countries where economic development is too low or in highly developed countries. This suggests that policy makers, especially in developing countries, should ensure the presences of capabilities in order to gain from the financial market integration. The method involves a quantile regression technique on cross-sectional data of 73 countries.

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  • Ibrahim, Saifuzzaman & Abdul Rahman, Mazlina & Wan Wan Ngah, Azman Saini & Mahamad Zakaria, Muhammad Farhan, 2016. "Financial Integration-Growth Nexus : A Quantile Regression Analysis," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 31(3), pages 531-546.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0692

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    Cited by:

    1. Ehigiamusoe, Kizito Uyi & Hooi Hooi Lean, 2018. "Do economic and financial integration stimulate economic growth? A critical survey," Economics Discussion Papers 2018-51, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    International Financial Integration; Economic Growth; Economic Development; Quantile Regression Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General


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