Dynamic Relation Between Economic Growth, Stock Market Depth and Macroeconomic Variables of Bangladesh
Keywords:Economic Growth, Stock Market Depth, Macroeconomic Variables, Vector Error Correction Model (VECM), Bangladesh.
This study explores the dynamic relation between economic growth and stock market depth in the presence of three more macroeconomic indicators such as exchange rate, inflation and interest rate of Bangladesh. We use Johansen and Juselius (1990) test of co-integration and Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to detect the possible short-run and long-run causal relation among the selected economic forces. The results of the study evidence that the lagged error-correct term of GDP (i.e., the proxy of economic growth) is found statistically significant in all three models. This manifest that GDP tends to converge to its long-run equilibrium path in response to changes in its regressors. But we find a complex network of causal linkage between the variables in the short-run. The findings of this study are of particular interest and importance to policymakers, financial managers, financial analysts and investors dealing with the Bangladesh economy and the Bangladesh stock market.