Kamat, Manoj and Kamat, Manasvi (2007): The New Information Age & the Stock Market Growth Puzzle.
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The New Information Age & the Stock Market Growth Puzzle
Mr. Manoj Subhash Kamat* Mrs. Manasvi Manoj Kamat**
We investigate the nexus between developments in financial intermediation with the growth in capital market activity and implications for the retail investors in India, over the post-liberalization period ranging 1993-2004. The estimations using unrestricted VAR based on error correction models, both in the short term and the long term models illustrate the short run relationship the time-series properties of stock market development and the new information age nexus. The coherent picture which emerges from Granger-causality test based on vector error correction model (VECM) further reveals that in the long run, stock market development Granger-causes financial infrastructural growth. Our findings suggest that the evolution of financial sector and in particular the stock market tends to, or is more likely to stimulate and promote economic growth when monetary authorities adopt liberalized investment and openness policies, improve the size of the market and the de-regulate the stock market intone with the objectives of macroeconomic stability. This study provides robust empirical evidence in favor of finance-led growth hypothesis for the Indian economy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao-Goa (India)|
|Original Title:||The New Information Age & the Stock Market Growth Puzzle|
|Keywords:||Stock Market; Growth; Investor; Infrastructure Development; Causality; Cointegration; VAR; VECM; India|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General|
|Depositing User:||Manoj Kamat|
|Date Deposited:||05. Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:48|
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