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Is the Financial Development and Economic Growth Relationship Nonlinear?

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  • Elena Ketteni

    (University of Cyprus)

  • Theofanis P. Mamuneas

    ()
    (University of Cyprus)

  • Thanasis Stengos

    ()
    (Department of Economics, University of Guelph)

  • Andreas Savvides

    (Oklahoma State University)

Abstract

We study the relationship between financial development and economic growth to explore possible nonlinearities. We use the same data set as previous researchers but employ nonparametric estimation techniques. We find that, in contrast to recent research, the finance-growth relationship is linear when the previously documented nonlinearity between initial per capita income and human capital, on the one hand, and economic growth, on the other, is taken into account. When these nonlinearities are ignored, the finance-growth relationship appears nonlinear.

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Paper provided by University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 0501.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:gue:guelph:2005-1

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Keywords: Cross Country Growth Regressions; Financial Development; Semiparametric Additive Linear Model.;

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  1. : Daniel J. Henderson & Chris Papageorgiou & Christopher F. Parmeter, 2012. "Who Benefits from Financial Development? New Methods, New Evidence," Working Papers 2013-07, University of Miami, Department of Economics.
  2. Herwartz, Helmut & Walle, Yabibal M., 2013. "State dependence in the finance-growth nexus: A functional coefficient approach," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 156, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
  3. James B. Ang, 2007. "A Survey Of Recent Developments In The Literature Of Finance And Growth," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 03-07, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  4. Chung-Hua Shen & Chien-Chiang Lee & Shyh-Wei Chen & Zixiong Xie, 2011. "Roles played by financial development in economic growth: application of the flexible regression model," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 41(1), pages 103-125, August.
  5. Eggoh C. Jude, 2010. "Financial Development And Growth: A Panel Smooth Regression Approach," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 35(1), pages 15-33, March.

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