CHAPTER 3. THE QUALITY OF DOMESTIC FINANCIAL MARKETS AND CAPITAL INFLOWS
- International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
- Published Date:
- October 2007
This chapter finds that—over the medium term—a more developed domestic financial market increases the volume and helps reduce the volatility of capital flows to emerging markets. Specifically, the estimation results find that, although growth is the primary determinant of the level of capital inflows, equity market liquidity and financial openness also help attract capital inflows. Moreover, financial openness is associated with lower capital inflow volatility. These results, which are consistent with the views expressed by institutional investors, point to the advantages of focusing on the medium-term goal of improving the quality of domestic financial markets. By adopting such a focus, emerging market countries will be in a better position to maximize the benefits of capital inflows while dealing with their potential volatility.