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Pension reform, institutional investors’ growth and stock market development in the developing countries: does it function?

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In this paper, we evaluate an empirical link between recent institutional assets’ growth, institutional behaviour and stock market performance in the developing countries. Using the GMM technique on the panel of eight Central and Eastern European (CEE) developing countries over the period of 1995-2006, our results indicate that institutional development exerts a robust and significant impact on the securities markets’ growth in the developing countries. In particular, we find that institutional investors contribute to the greater activity of the emerging capital markets and this effect is a result of higher demand for the local securities induced by these institutions. In addition, in countries where the institutional investors actively participate in the corporate governance, their presence possibly reduces the cost of capital for firms and also positively influences the stock market capitalization. Our findings suggest that the pension reform has contributed significantly to the institutional development and stock market growth in the CEE countries.

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  • Aneta Hryckiewicz, 2009. "Pension reform, institutional investors’ growth and stock market development in the developing countries: does it function?," NBP Working Papers 67, Narodowy Bank Polski, Economic Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbp:nbpmis:67
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    1. Milos Laura Raisa, 2012. "Spillover Effects Of Pension Funds On Capital Markets. The Eu-15 Countries Case," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 4, pages 164-170, December.
    2. Laura Raisa MILOS & Carmen CORDUNEANU, 2011. "Pension funds – main institutional investor on the Romanian capital market?," Timisoara Journal of Economics, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 4(2(14)), pages 105-110.
    3. Ashok Thomas & Luca Spataro, 2016. "The Effects Of Pension Funds On Markets Performance: A Review," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(1), pages 1-33, February.
    4. Ashok Thomas & Luca Spataro, 2013. "Pension funds and Market Efficiency: A review," Discussion Papers 2013/164, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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    Keywords

    capital market development; capital market reforms; financial structure; institutional investors; pension reform;

    JEL classification:

    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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