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Portfolio capital flows and economic growth: do institutional factors matter?

Murdipi, Rafiqa and Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi and Law, Siong Hook (2023) Portfolio capital flows and economic growth: do institutional factors matter? Research in International Business and Finance, 66. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0275-5319

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This paper examines the impact of institutional qualities on country-specific pull versus push factors on portfolio flows and growth. The interplay among economic policy uncertainty (EPU), host country’s institutional quality and growth are systematically studied. The analysis reveals that social institutions matter in toning down risks associated with global interest rate. Political stability is vital in moderating the negative effects linked to EPU, while social cohesion mitigates the stressful (negative) effects of soaring debt–GDP ratios. Institutions and domestic conditions serve as devices to partially insulate economies from stress conditions, including the spillovers from the unconventional monetary policy originating from the frontier countries. Policy re�sponses should emphasize on reforming institutions to smooth the fluctuations of portfolio capital inflows and to procure stronger growth. The empirical results show that democracy matters in the growth empiric. The economic-enhancing benefits of portfolio investments remain fairly robust to several measures of institutions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr. - Murdipi
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2023 17:08
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 17:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105110

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