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Financial Openness, Domestic Financial Development and Credit Ratings

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  • Andreasen, Eugenia

    (University of Santiago of Chile)

  • Valenzuela, Patricio

    (University of Chile)

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This paper shows that financial openness significantly affects corporate and sovereign credit ratings, and that the magnitude of this effect depends on the level of development of the domestic financial market. Issuers located in less financially developed economies stand to benefit the most from opening up their capital accounts, whereas the impact of this effect decreases as the level of development of the domestic capital market improves.

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  • Andreasen, Eugenia & Valenzuela, Patricio, 2015. "Financial Openness, Domestic Financial Development and Credit Ratings," Working Papers 15-06, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Weiss Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecl:upafin:15-06
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    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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