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Financial development and economic growth: A new empirical analysis

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  • Graff, Michael

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The paper describes tests of hypotheses from economic history concerning the significance of financial development as a determinant of economic growth. It goes beyond the existing studies in drawing on a large panel data set covering 93 countries from 1970-90 and includes a new proxy for the resource input into the financial system. Moreover, interaction effects between financial development and catching-up as well as education are considered. Finally, to clarify causal relationships, a two-wave path model is estimated. It is shown that during the 1970s and 1980s finance was a significant and predominantly supply-leading determinant of growth. --

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Paper provided by Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics in its series Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics with number 05/99.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:tuddps:0599

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  1. Maswana, Jean-Claude, 2006. "An empirical investigation around the finance-growth puzzle in China with a particular focus on causality and efficiency considerations," MPRA Paper 3946, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2006.
  2. OBREJA-BRASOVEANU, Laura, 2011. "Size and quality of public sector and economic growth changes occurring in the former communist EU countries," Working Papers 17/2011, Universidade Portucalense, Centro de Investigação em Gestão e Economia (CIGE).
  3. Farah Hussain & Deb Kumar Chakraborty, 2012. "Causality between Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from an Indian State," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 15(35), pages 27-48, September.
  4. Laura Obreja Braşoveanu, 2012. "Correlation Between Government and Economic Growth - Specific Features for 10 Nms," Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology, ScientificPapers.org, vol. 2(5), pages 14, October.
  5. Nicholas Odhiambo, 2009. "Interest Rate Liberalization and Economic Growth in Zambia: A Dynamic Linkage," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 21(3), pages 541-557.
  6. Nicholas Odhiambo, 2010. "Finance-investment-growth nexus in South Africa: an ARDL-bounds testing procedure," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 205-219, August.

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