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Causality between Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from an Indian State

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  • Farah Hussain

    () (Department of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India)

  • Deb Kumar Chakraborty

    () (Department of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India)

Abstract

This study aims to examine empirically the relationship between Financial Development and Economic Growth and their causality in the context of Assam, a state in India. The method of Principal Component is employed to construct a financial depth indicator (IFD) that serves as a proxy of financial development in the study. Using time series techniques, the stationarity properties of the data sets are tested, followed by Johansen and Jesulius Cointegration analysis to examine long term relationship between the two variables. The study finds a cointegrating relationship between them. Further, Granger causality tests suggest that Financial Development causes Economic Growth in case of Assam. The impulse response function has been traced out for both the variables. It can be inferred from the study that, financial development in Assam needs to be plunged as it is an important channel through which economic growth nourishes.

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  • Farah Hussain & Deb Kumar Chakraborty, 2012. "Causality between Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from an Indian State," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 15(35), pages 27-48, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:15:y:2012:i:45:p:27-48
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    1. Tanzeem HASNAT & Shahid ASHRAF & Umer J. BANDAY, 2016. "Growth-finance nexus: Empirical evidence from India," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(3(608), A), pages 319-330, Autumn.
    2. Sanjaya Kumar LENKA, 2015. "Does Financial Development Influence Economic Growth in India?," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(4(605), W), pages 159-170, Winter.
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    5. Nyasha, Sheilla & Gwenhure, Yvonne & Odhiambo, Nicholas M., 2017. "The Dynamic Causal Linkage Between Financial Development And Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence From Ethiopia," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 70(1), pages 73-102.
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    7. Selim Yildirim & Bilge Kagan Ă–zdemir & Burhan Dogan, 2013. "Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus in Emerging European Economies: New Evidence from Asymmetric Causality," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 3(3), pages 710-722.

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    Keywords

    Financial Development; VAR model; Granger Causality test; Impulse response function; Financial Depth Indicator;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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