The political economy of financial development
Political economy theories of financial development argue that in countries where a narrow elite controls political decisions, financial development may be obstructed to deny access to finance to potential competitors. We use panel data on developed and developing countries from 1975-2000 to examine the effect of a country's democracy characteristics and regime change on financial development. Our results show that regime stability and democracy promote financial development, with additional benefits from fully democratic regimes. Copyright 2008 , Oxford University Press.
Volume (Year): 60 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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