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Financial Openness, Domestic Financial Development and Credit Ratings

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  • Eugenia Andreasen
  • Patricio Valenzuela

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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. JEL classification: F34; G15; G38.

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  • Eugenia Andreasen & Patricio Valenzuela, 2015. "Financial Openness, Domestic Financial Development and Credit Ratings," Documentos de Trabajo 315, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
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    Keywords

    Credit risk; Financial development; Financial liberalization;
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    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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