Government Ownership of Banks, Institutions and Economic Growth
AbstractWe put forward a modern version of the âdevelopmentalâ view of government-owned banks which shows that the combination of information asymmetries and weak institutions creates scope for such banks to play a growth-promoting role. We present new cross-country evidence consistent with our theoretical predictions. Specifically, we show that during 1995â2007 government ownership of banks has been robustly associated with higher long run growth rates. Moreover, we show that previous results suggesting that government ownership of banks is associated with lower long run growth rates are not robust to conditioning on more âfundamentalâ determinants of economic growth.
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Volume (Year): 79 (2012)
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- Svetlana Andrianova & Panicos Demetriades & Anja Shortland, 2010. "Government Ownership of Banks, Institutions and Economic Growth," Discussion Papers in Economics 11/01, Department of Economics, University of Leicester, revised Oct 2010.
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- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
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