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Stock Markets, Banks, and Growth: Panel Evidence

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  • Thorsten Beck
  • Ross Levine

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This paper investigates the impact of stock markets and banks on economic growth using a panel data set for the period 1976-98 and applying recent GMM techniques developed for dynamic panels. On balance, we find that stock markets and banks positively influence economic growth and these findings are not due to potential biases induced by simultaneity, omitted variables or unobserved country-specific effects.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 9082.

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Publication status: published as Beck, Thorsten & Levine, Ross, 2004. "Stock markets, banks, and growth: Panel evidence," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 423-442, March.
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