Insurance Activity and Economic Growth Nexus in 31 Regions of China: Bootstrap Panel Causality Test
This study applies the bootstrap panel Granger causality test to investigate the relationship between insurance activity and economic growth using data from 31 regions of China over the period 1997-2011. Empirical results indicate that the direction of causality seems to be in favor of the neutrality hypothesis in 21 out of 31 regions and a one-way Granger causality running from economic growth to insurance activity in 7 regions. Regarding the direction of insurance activity to economic growth nexus, we find a one-way Granger causality from insurance activity to economic growth for Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shandong.
Volume (Year): (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
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