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Contribution of Financial Market Development in Competitiveness Growth

Mohammad W. Alomari, Zyad Marashdeh, Ala' G. Bashayreh, David McMillan
2019 Cogent Economics & Finance  
Purpose: The study aims at re-examining the relationship between financial market development and economic development in the context of competitiveness of developed and higher income countries. Methodology/approach: The study employs generalized least square (GLS) regression model to analyze the panel data of 21 higher income countries over the period (2009)(2010)(2011)(2012)(2013)(2014)(2015)(2016)(2017). Further, the study checked the robustness of the results by introduces a lagged
more » ... s a lagged dependent variable in the regression models by employing the generalized methods of moments (GMM) for Dynamic Panel analysis. Findings: Results reveal that four independent variables: Financial market development (FMDG), trade openness (OPNG), Labor market efficiency (LMEG), and Technological readiness (TRG), were positive and significant, which indicates the existence of relationship from those variables to competitiveness in the context of growth. while one of the independent variables is Market size (MSG) was positive but insignificant. Moreover, the results from the GMM estimator remain robust in terms of directions and significance levels
doi:10.1080/23322039.2019.1622483 fatcat:o2ev5vek25flxfylay2x43rcza