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What determines financial development?

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  • Yongfu Huang

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This paper studies the fundamental determinants of cross-country differences in finnancial development. Two prominent tools for addressing model uncertainty, Bayesian Model Averaging and Automatic Model Selection using PcGets, are jointly applied to investigate the financial development effects of a wide range of variables taken from various sources. The analysis suggests that the level of financial development in a country is determined by its institutional quality, macroeconomic policies, and geographic characteristics, as well as the level of income and cultural characteristics.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 05/580.

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Length: 68 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bri:uobdis:05/580

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Keywords: Financial development; Model uncertainty; Bayesian Model Averaging; PcGets;

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