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Financial Development: A Fillip or Impediment to Nigeria’s Economic Growth

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  • Taofik M. Ibrahim

    (Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • Mohammed I. Shuaibu

    (Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Abstract

T Over the years, substantial theoretical and empirical studies have been conducted on the financial development-economic growth nexus. While a strand of the literature has found a positive linkage between this critical nexus, the other suggests otherwise. This study contributes to the debate by examining the finance-growth nexus for Nigeria using the bounds testing approach to cointegration within an ARDL framework proposed by Pesaran et al. (2001) and the augmented Granger causality test developed by Toda and Yamamoto (1995).Empirical evidence reveals that financial development significantly affects economic growth in the short and long run. The major implication for our study therefore is that financial regulatory institutions need to be strengthened to better maximize the gains from financial development especially its role towards real sector development and job creation for the growing population.

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  • Taofik M. Ibrahim & Mohammed I. Shuaibu, 2013. "Financial Development: A Fillip or Impediment to Nigeria’s Economic Growth," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 3(2), pages 305-318.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2013-02-4
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    1. Tari Moses Karimo & Oliver Ejike Ogbonna, 2017. "Financial Deepening and Economic Growth Nexus in Nigeria: Supply-Leading or Demand-Following?," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(1), pages 1-18, January.
    2. Selim Yildirim & Bilge Kagan Özdemir & Burhan Dogan, 2013. "Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus in Emerging European Economies: New Evidence from Asymmetric Causality," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, pages 710-722.

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    Keywords

    Financial Development; Economic Growth; Co-integration; Causality;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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