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Financial liberalization, saving, investment and growth in MENA countries

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  • Lahcen ACHY

    (Institut National de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée)

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Over the last two decades MENA countries as much of the developing countries have experienced a wave of liberalization of financial sector. The purpose of this paper is three fold: to review the literature on the rationale for financial repression, examining why governments adopt financial repression policies; to examine the theoretical and empirical literature on the links between financial liberalization, savings and investment; to assess the effect of financial reforms on economic performance in the specific case of MENA countries. The paper attempts to capture the effects of both banking sector and stock market developments, focussing on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey between 1970-1998.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Finance with number 0411004.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 05 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0411004

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Keywords: Financial liberalization; saving; growth; MENA countries; Morocco;

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  1. Sanchita Mukherjee & Rina Bhattacharya, 2011. "Inflation Targeting and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms in Emerging Market Economies," IMF Working Papers 11/229, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Kar, Muhsin & NazlIoglu, Saban & AgIr, Hüseyin, 2011. "Financial development and economic growth nexus in the MENA countries: Bootstrap panel granger causality analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1-2), pages 685-693, January.
  3. Mohamed El Hedi Arouri & Duc Khuong Nguyen, 2010. "Time-varying characteristics of cross-market linkages with empirical application to Gulf stock markets," Managerial Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 36(1), pages 57-70, January.
  4. Ayadi, Rym & Arbak, Emrah & Ben-Naceur, Sami & De Groen, Willem Pieter, 2013. "Financial Development, Bank Efficiency and Economic Growth across the Mediterranean," CEPS Papers 7832, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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