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Financial determinants of human development in developing countries

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  • Simplice A., Asongu

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Hitherto financial drivers of human development have been unexplored by the UNDP. This paper assesses determinants of human development from financial dynamics of depth, efficiency, size and activity on data from 38 developing countries. While the importance of financial activity, size and depth (in decreasing order) is significant for inequality adjusted human development, financial allocation efficiency significantly undermines welfare. As a policy implication results do not support financial allocation efficiency as a driver of human development.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 33949.

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Date of creation: 19 Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33949

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Keywords: Banking; human development; developing countries; instrumental variables;

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Why do French civil-law countries have higher levels of financial efficiency?," Working Papers 11/011, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Law and Finance in Africa," Working Papers 11/009, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law, economic growth and human development," MPRA Paper 34082, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  6. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?," MPRA Paper 33868, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Simplice A. Asongu & Brian A. Jingwa, 2012. "Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa," International Journal of Green Economics, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 6(2), pages 145-166.
  2. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Deforestation and welfare : evidence from Africa," MPRA Paper 35161, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Globalization and Africa: implications for human development," MPRA Paper 36541, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Investment and Inequality in Africa: which financial channels are good for the poor?," Working Papers 11/015, African Governance and Development Institute..
  5. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Finance and inequality: exploring pro-poor investment channels in Africa," MPRA Paper 34994, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law and Investment in Africa," MPRA Paper 34700, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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