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Financial structure and aggregate economic activity: an overview

  • Mark Gertler

This paper surveys literature which explores the possible links between the financial system and aggregate economic behavior. The survey is in two parts: The first reviews the traditional work and the second discusses new research.

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Volume (Year): (1988)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 559-596

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcpr:y:1988:p:559-596
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