Financial Development and Growth in Direct Firm-Level Comparisons
AbstractThe establishment of the EU-15 'single market' in 1993 brought about a high degree of synchronization of industry shocks, while substantial diversity existed in the development of country-level financial markets. We compare within-industry growth rates of similar 'single-market' firms facing financial systems of different depth and institutional quality as of 1993. Moving from the least to the most developed financial market within the EU- 15 boosts firms' annual value-added growth by about three percentage points. Our results also suggest that the growth gap due to initially under-developed financial systems was closed by 2003.
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Financial development; Corporate growth; Access to financial markets.;
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- Bena, Jan & Jurajda, Stepan, 2007. "Financial Development and Growth in Direct Firm-Level Comparisons," CEPR Discussion Papers 6395, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- O16 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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