Title: Role of equity and corporate bond financing in US economic growth

Authors: Prashanta K. Banerjee, Matiur Rahman

Addresses: School of Business, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 1760, Al-Hassa 31982, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ' McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA70609, USA

Abstract: This paper re-examines the role of equity and corporate bond financing in spurring US economic growth. Annual data from 1960 through 2008 are utilised. The variables in levels are non-stationary with different orders of integration. Thus, the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) procedure is applied for cointegration. The estimates of the Vector Error-Correction Model (VECM) unveil a robust long-run causal flow from the dual channels of financing to US economic growth. The short-run interactive effects are weakly positive.

Keywords: equity; corporate bond financing; cointegration; USA; United States; economic growth.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2011.037886

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2011 Vol.4 No.1, pp.13 - 24

Published online: 08 Apr 2015 *

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