Capital market integration in ASEAN: A non-stationary panel data analysis

Chan, Chan and Dang, Dang and Lai, Lai,(2018), Capital market integration in ASEAN: A non-stationary panel data analysis. , North American Journal of Economics and Finance, UNSPECIFIED

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Motivated by the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, we examine saving-investment relationship in various subgroups of ASEAN to assess their capital market integration. The results from second generation panel unit-root and cointegration tests that account for cross-sectional dependence as well as estimates of long-run saving-retention rate provide some evidence of market integration in ASEAN. The analysis of short-run dynamics suggests that capital mobility in ASEAN during 1980–2014 appears similar to that in OECD countries during 1970–1999. More importantly, across different panel estimators and subgroups of membership, there is considerable heterogeneity among the member countries. The savinginvestment association is very weak, thereby implying very high capital mobility, in more developed members such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei; the association is very strong, implying very low capital mobility, for much less developed members such as Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The results call for renewed effort to develop capital markets in less developed nations and integrate them with the rest of the membership in ASEAN. In this paper, we also address several major shortcomings of the original Feldstein-Horioka framework.
Keywords : ASEAN Capital market integration Saving-investment correlation Capital mobility Panel cointegration, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: North American Journal of Economics and Finance
Volume: 46
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Yuwono Yuwono
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 12:46
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 12:46

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