The Development of Corporate Bond Markets: A Cross-Country Analysis

  •  Dung Le    
  •  Quang Nguyen    
  •  Toan Nguyen    


This study examines how macro-determinants influence corporate bonds by firms in 90 developed and developing countries over the period of 1970-2013. Employing Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) model, the study explores whether exchange rate variability and the openess of the economy have a significant impact on corporate bonds of firms. Specifically, it examines whether increased variability of exchange rates, increases the issuing of corporate bonds by the firms in these countries, or whether corporate bonds are used less by firms in countries where there is greater openness.

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