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Domestic bond markets in emerging economies: Crowding in or crowding out?

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  • Fløgstad, Cathrin

    (University of Bergen, Department of Economics)

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Identifying the costs and benefits of domestic debt is necessary to understand the trade-offs between external and domestic debt. However, this is not an easy task, due to the lack of highquality data. In this paper, I introduce a new detailed dataset on domestic bond markets in 19 emerging economies for the period 1995–2012. The dataset contains public and publicly guaranteed bonds as well as private sector bonds. This enables me to empirically analyze the crowding-out effect of public bonds on private sector bonds. The results are more supportive of crowding in, as well-developed bonds markets and investment-grade firms enjoy more positive spillover effects. Bonds issued by high-risk firms will be crowded out when public issuances increase, while it appears that the effects cancel each other out in small bonds markets.

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  • Fløgstad, Cathrin, 2017. "Domestic bond markets in emerging economies: Crowding in or crowding out?," Working Papers in Economics 15/17, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    domestic bond markets; crowding–out effect; crowding–in effect; emerging markets;
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    JEL classification:

    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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