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Non-linearity between finance and growth

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  • Deidda, Luca
  • Fattouh, Bassam

We present a simple model which establishes a non linear and possibly non monotonic relationship between financial development and economic growth. Applying a threshold regression model to King and Levine™s (1993) data set, we find evidence that is consistent with the main implications stemming from the theoretical model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 74 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (February)
Pages: 339-345

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