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Finance–Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from South Africa

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In this paper we investigate the long-run relationship between financial development and economic growth in South Africa for the period 1970-2003. The empirical investigation is carried out in a vector autoregression (VAR) framework based on the theory of cointegration and error-correction representation of cointegrated variables. The results of the cointegration analysis provide evidence of the existence of a long-run relationship between financial development and economic growth. The empirical findings in the paper show a two-way causality between financial development and economic growth.

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  • Ilhan Ozturk, 2007. "Finance–Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from South Africa," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 3-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2007:i:4:p:3-17
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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
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