The Role of Stock Market Development in Economic Growth: Evidence from Some Euronext Countries

Ake Boubakari, Dehuan Jin

Abstract


In this article we explore causality relationship between stock market and economic growth based on the time series data compiled from 5 Euronext countries (Belgium, France, Portugal, Netherlands and United Kingdom) for the period 1995:Q1 to 2008:Q4. Granger causality test was used to find causality relationship between stock market proxies through market capitalization, total trade value, turnover ratio and economic growth (GDP and FDI). Causal relations were investigated for each country. The results of the study suggest a positive links between the stock market and economic growth for some countries for which the stock market is liquid and highly active. However, the causality relationship is rejected for the countries in which the stock market is small and less liquid.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/ijfr.v1n1p14

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print) ISSN 1923-4031(Online)

 

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