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Does democracy foster financial development? An empirical analysis

  • Yang, Benhua
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    This paper examines whether democracy promotes financial development. While cross-section results show a positive association between democracy and bank development, this relationship disappears in panel regressions. The data also reveals that democracy is not positively related to stock market development.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 262-265

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:3:p:262-265
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