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Financial development and productive inefficiency: A robust conditional directional distance function approach

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  • Mallick, Sushanta
  • Matousek, Roman
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos G.

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This paper examines whether the level of financial development helps lower countries’ inefficiency using time-dependent robust conditional directional distance functions in a sample of 91 countries over 1970–2011. The overall results reveal that the effect of financial development on countries’ productive inefficiency is highly nonlinear, and depends on countries’ income levels, suggesting that higher levels of financial development are enhancing more countries’ catching-up ability rather than their technological change.

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  • Mallick, Sushanta & Matousek, Roman & Tzeremes, Nickolaos G., 2016. "Financial development and productive inefficiency: A robust conditional directional distance function approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 145(C), pages 196-201.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:145:y:2016:i:c:p:196-201
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.06.019
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    Keywords

    Financial development; Technological change; Technological catch-up; Productive inefficiencies; Robust directional distance functions;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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