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Derivatives market and economic growth nexus: Policy implications for emerging markets

Duc Vo (), Phuc Van Nguyen, Minh Nguyen (), Anh The Vo and Thang Cong Nguyen

The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2020, vol. 54, issue C

Abstract: The derivatives market plays a crucial role in an economy. However, its link to economic growth and macroeconomic factors seem to be insufficiently covered in academic research despite the publication of many empirical studies on the causality of finance and growth. Recently, many emerging markets, such as Vietnam, have decided to establish a derivatives markets for risk management to ensure stability in the economy. This paper investigates the dynamic relationship among these key variables using up-to-date panel data on 17 countries, for which required data are available until 2017. This study yields various findings. First, bidirectional Granger causality between derivatives markets and economic growth exists internationally. Second, using panel vector autoregression, impulse-response functions, variance decomposition techniques as well as panel econometrics estimations, we find that trade openness and government spending have more effects on the derivatives market than economic growth and inflation. Third, we document that the derivatives market has a more integrated direct relationship with economic growth and macroeconomic factors in high-income countries than their upper-middle-income counterparts. These new findings are essential for consideration by policy makers in emerging markets in relation to the development of their derivatives markets.

Keywords: Derivatives market; Economic growth; Granger-causality tests; Panel VAR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 F43 G10 O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.najef.2018.10.014

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