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Regulation of financial systems and economic growth in OECD countries: An empirical analysis

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  • Alain de Serres
  • Shuji Kobayakawa
  • Torsten Sløk
  • Laura Vartia

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The operation of the financial system can have a key impact on economic growth and the stability of the economy. It affects long-term economic growth through its effect on the efficiency of intermediation between the savers and final borrowers of funds; through the extent to which it allows for monitoring of the users of external funds, affecting thereby the productivity of capital employed; and through its implications for the volume of saving, which influences the future income-generating capacity of the economy. It affects the stability of the economy because of the high degree of leverage of its activities and its pivotal role in the settlement of all transactions in the economy, so that any failure in one segment risks undermining the stability of the whole system.

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Article provided by OECD Publishing in its journal OECD Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 2006 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 77-113

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Handle: RePEc:oec:ecokaa:5l4jgl6mzq0t

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  1. Gilbert Cette & Jimmy Lopez & Jacques Mairesse, 2013. "Upstream Product Market Regulations, ICT, R&D and Productivity," NBER Working Papers 19488, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Renaud Bourlès & Gilbert Cette & Jimmy Lopez & Jacques Mairesse & Giuseppe Nicoletti, 2010. "Do Product Market Regulations In Upstream Sectors Curb Productivity Growth? Panel Data Evidence For Oecd Countries," Working Papers halshs-00504161, HAL.

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