Financial development and the transmission of monetary shocks
AbstractWe investigate whether the financial system dampens or exacerbates monetary shocks of inflation uncertainty to the economy. Our GMM-estimates for 88 countries over a period of 25 years show that inflation uncertainty has a positive and significant impact on the volatility of economic growth. More importantly, we find that financial development dampens the negative effects of inflation uncertainty on the volatility of economic growth. This confirms the importance of a well-developed financial sector.
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Date of creation: 2004
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- NEP-ALL-2004-06-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-MFD-2004-06-07 (Microfinance)
- NEP-MON-2004-06-07 (Monetary Economics)
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