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Finance and economic growth: the case of Sweden 1834-1991


This study examines the long-run relationship between finance and economic growth in Sweden from the 1830s until the 1990s using recently developed econometric techniques for tests of cointegration. The role of investment, education and technological progress (patents) is accounted for as well in order to assess the relative importance of the development of the financial system for growth performance. A fairly unique set of long-run data is employed. To our knowledge, no tests of this kind have been reported previously, at least not for the European experience. The estimated contribution of the financial system to economic growth is shown to depend crucially on the time period studied and the variables included in the analysis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Economics.

Volume (Year): 51 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 275-301

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:51:y:1997:i:3:p:275-301
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