European Parliament Library

Global Liquidity, Risk Premiums and Growth Opportunities, Gianni De Nicolo, Iryna Ivaschenko

This paper constructs new indicators of liquidity for equity, bond and money markets in major advanced and emerging market countries, documents their evolution and comovements, and assesses the extent to which such measures are determinants of selected spreads and proxy measures of countries' growth opportunities. Three main results obtain. First, there is evidence of an historical increase in market liquidity since the early 1990s, in part as a result of advances in international financial integration, but markets have been increasingly exposed to global systemic liquidity shocks. Second, liquidity indicators appear to be important determinants of bond spreads in advanced economies and EMBI spreads in emerging markets. Third, improvements in market liquidity have significant real effects, as liquidity indicators have a significant positive impact on proxy measures of countries' growth opportunities
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Liquidity Indicators: Theory and Measurement; A. A simple model of liquidity; B. Measurement; III. Liquidity Indicators: Evidence; A. Data; B. Descriptive Statistics; 1. Global Liquidity Indicators; 2. G-7 Equity and Bond Liquidity Indicators; 3. Emerging Markets Liquidity Indicators: Latin America; 4. Emerging Markets Liquidity Indicators: Asia; 5. Emerging Markets Liquidity Indicators: Europe; 6. Liquidity Indicators: Mean and Standard Deviation; C. Dynamics and Co-Movements; 7. Liquidity Indicators: Trend Coefficients
Literary Form
non fiction
"March 2009"
Physical Description
1 online resource (45 p.)
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE