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Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

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  • David Hauner

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We examine the effects of public sector borrowing from the domestic banking system on financial development in middle-income countries. While these countries'' external debt has been falling, the share of bank credit absorbed by the public sector has been rising rapidly. We argue that this runs the risk of slowing financial development by affecting structural characteristics of the banking systems. We find empirical evidence that too much public sector borrowing harms financial deepening, and that banks mainly lending to the public sector tend to be more profitable but less efficient. We note that these effects add to the costs of fiscal prolificacy.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/26.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2006
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Keywords: Bank soundness; Banking systems; Financial systems; Public sector borrowing requirements; public sector; banking; banking sector; bank credit; bank borrowing; banking system; deposit insurance; bank profitability; banking institutions; return on assets; interest expense; bank size; banking crises; banking sectors; net interest margin; bank crises; liability management; banking market; bank lending; banking supervision; bank ownership; macroeconomic stability; bank financing;

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  6. Brittle, Shane, 2009. "Ricardian Equivalence and the Efficacy of Fiscal Policy in Australia," Economics Working Papers wp09-10, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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