Threats to Foreign Equity Investments in International Capital Markets: Nationalism and Militarism
Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
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Even though financial markets have become more integrated and international capital now moves more freely across borders, we argue that access to foreign equity investments still remains a political decision, and this policy decision is a function of the country's nationalistic and militaristic sentiments. We use military spending as a proxy for militarism and nationalism, and show that countries with high militaristic sentiments have lower foreign equity investments. We also look at bilateral equity flows and find that a pair of countries simultaneously having greater increases in militarism has lower bilateral equity investments.
Kuvvet, Emre, "Threats to Foreign Equity Investments in International Capital Markets: Nationalism and Militarism" (2013). HCBE Faculty Articles. 762.