Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26643
Authors: 
De Nicolò, Gianni
Ivaschenko, Iryna
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2598
Abstract: 
This paper constructs new indicators of liquidity for equity, bond and money markets in major advanced and emerging market countries, documents their evolution and co-movements, and assesses the extent to which such measures are determinants of selected spreads and proxy measures of countries' growth opportunities. Three main results obtain. First, there is evidence of an historical increase in market liquidity since the early 1990s, in part as a result of advances in international financial integration, but markets have been increasingly exposed to global systemic liquidity shocks. Second, liquidity indicators appear to be important determinants of bond spreads in advanced economies and EMBI spreads in emerging markets. Third, improvements in market liquidity have significant real effects, as liquidity indicators have a significant positive impact on proxy measures of countries' growth opportunities.
Subjects: 
Liquidity
risk premiums
growth opportunities
JEL: 
F36
G15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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