Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123668
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/15/018
Abstract: 
We assess the correlations between tribalism and financial development in 123 countries using data averages from 2000-2010. The tribalism index is used to measure tribalism whereas financial development is measured from perspectives of financial intermediary and stock market developments. The long-term variable is stock market capitalisation while short-run indicators include: private and domestic credits. We find that tribalism is negatively correlated with financial development and the magnitude of negativity is higher for financial intermediary development relative to stock market development. The findings are particularly relevant to African and Middle Eastern countries where the scourge is most pronounced.
Subjects: 
Tribalism
Financial Development
JEL: 
E62
H11
H20
G20
O43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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