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Does Bank Liquidity Creation Contribute to Economic Growth? Evidence from Russia

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  • Jarko Fidrmuc

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  • Zuzana Fungáčová

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  • Laurent Weill

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The financial crisis has shown that the liquidity creation function of banks is critical for the economy. In this paper, we empirically investigate whether bank liquidity creation fosters economic growth in a large emerging market, Russia. We follow the methodology of Berger and Bouwman, Rev Financ Stud 22:3779–3837, ( 2009 ) to measure bank liquidity creation using a rich and exhaustive dataset of Russian banks. We perform fixed effects and GMM estimations to examine the relation of liquidity creation with economic growth for Russian regions for the period 2004–2012. Our results suggest that bank liquidity creation strengthens economic growth. This effect was not halted by the financial crisis. Our conclusion thus supports a positive impact of financial development on economic growth in Russia. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

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  • Jarko Fidrmuc & Zuzana Fungáčová & Laurent Weill, 2015. "Does Bank Liquidity Creation Contribute to Economic Growth? Evidence from Russia," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 479-496, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:26:y:2015:i:3:p:479-496
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-015-9352-1
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    Keywords

    Growth; Bank liquidity creation; Financial development; E44; G21;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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