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Credit Market Development and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis for Ireland

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This study investigated the causal relationship between credit market development and economic growth for Ireland for the period 1978-2007 using a vector error correction model (VECM). The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-run and the long-run relationship between the examined variables applying the Johansen cointegration analysis. For this purpose unit root tests were carried out according to Phillips-Perron (1988) and Kwiatkowski et al (1992), but also taking into account Levin et al (2002) panel unit root test. Finally, a vector error correction model was selected to investigate the long-run relationship between credit market development and economic growth taking into account the inflation rate. The results of Granger causality tests indicated that there is unidirectional causality between credit market development and economic growth for Ireland.

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  • Adamopoulos Antonios, 2010. "Credit Market Development and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis for Ireland," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 3-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xiii:y:2010:i:4:p:3-18
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    1. Olusegun A. Omisakin & Oluwatosin A. Adeniyi, 2014. "Structural Breaks and Finance-Driven Growth Hypothesis in ECOWAS: Further Empirical Evidence," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 7(3), pages 63-80, December.

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    Keywords

    Credit Market; Economic Growth; Panel Unit Roots; Granger causality;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers

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