In this paper is assessed the importance of the level of financial integration in the costs of capital that the firms in the Latin American markets face. This relation is studied by means of a non balanced panel data model applied to 270 firms trading in six Latin American markets (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) during 2000 and 2009. It was found that a greater financial integration leads to a diminution of the costs of capital for the firms in the region with a lag from six months to one year. Also it was found that the larger Latin American firms face a lower cost of capital; that an increase in the risk country raises the cost of capital and that an increase in the inflationary expectations raises the cost of capital. The obtained results are robust by using alternative measures of financial integration
|Journal||Revista Mexicana de Economía y Finanzas|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|
Bibliographical noteBibliografía: páginas 122-124.
ISSN (Online): 2448-6795