The Effect of Financial Liberalization on Stock Market Development: Co-integration Application in Dynamic Panel Data

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Economics and Management, Faculty of Humanities, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili,

2 Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili


Achieving long-term and sustained economic growth is possible by allocating investment resources in the national economy and to achieve this goal, a broad and dynamic financial markets particularly dynamic stock market is essential. In this study, the effect of financial liberalization on stock market development have been analyzed by using dynamic panel techniques based on Arrelano and Bonad System generalized method of momentsin the Middle East and North Africa over the period 2000-2014. The empirical results of this study confirmed firstly, the transmission of stock market performance to the next and so stock market dynamics. The results confirm that the financial and trade openness and presence on the international scene help to improve the stock market value. Also, if financial liberalization is not accompanied with trade liberalization, its Positive effect on the development of capital markets is the weak. In addition, GDP as a proxy of market size and capacity of attracting foreign investment have positive and significant effect on stock market development.


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