Investigating the determinants of domestic bonds: The role of socio-economic and institutional factors

A. M. Khalid, G. Rajaguru

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This article investigates the determinants of the size of domestic bond market using economic, social and institutional factors. We expand the body of existing literature by suggesting that economic and social environment as well as institutional settings vary between developed and emerging economies. The article uses recent data from a wide range of countries, incorporates a variety of macroeconomic variables, social indicators and institutional factors to reassess the determinant of domestic bond markets. Robustness of the empirical analysis is established through both two-stage least squares and generalized method of movements techniques. The results of this article show that the size of the economy, breadth and depth of the banking system, the monetary policy stance, the degree of openness, the level of corruption, the degree of civil liberty and status of market access to investors, all play a crucial role in the determination of the size of the domestic bond market. We also find differences across developed and emerging market samples. The results are robust to different specifications and the corresponding estimation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-50
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Economics
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018

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Socioeconomic factors
Institutional factors
Investors
Corruption
Emerging markets
Macroeconomic variables
Robustness
Economic factors
Social indicators
Social factors
Two-stage least squares
Empirical analysis
Social environment
Market access
Openness
Monetary policy
Emerging economies
Civil liberties
Economic environment

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