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Estimating the permanent growth effects of financial liberalization: The case of Malaysia

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  • Rao, B. Bhaskara

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We argue that the specifications used to estimate the permanent growth effects of reforms in the financial sector are unsatisfactory. Using a modified specification and data for the period 1970 to 2004, we show developments in the financial sector in Malaysia have a small but significant permanent effect on the growth of output. Our results are different from the conclusions in a recent work on this topic.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8278.

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Date of creation: 16 Apr 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:8278

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Keywords: Growth effects of financial development; Solow model; Malaysia;

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  1. James B. Ang & Warwick J. McKibbin, 2005. "Financial Liberalization, Financial Sector Development And Growth: Evidence From Malaysia," CAMA Working Papers 2005-05, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  2. Granger, C. W. J., 1988. "Some recent development in a concept of causality," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(1-2), pages 199-211.
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