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The simultaneous evolution of economic growth, financial development, and trade openness

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  • Dong-Hyeon Kim
  • Shu-Chin Lin
  • Yu-Bo Suen

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This article empirically investigates the interactions among economic growth, financial development, and trade openness through simultaneous equation systems. The identification and estimation of the systems rely on the methodology of identification through heteroskedasticity. The empirical results show that each of the three variables interacts in important ways. When controlling for the reverse causation, trade promotes economic growth in high-income, low-inflation, and nonagricultural countries but has a negative impact on growth in countries with the opposite attributes. Similarly, when accounting for the feedbacks from growth, banks and stock markets have different impacts on economic growth. While banking development is detrimental to output growth, stock market development is more favorable to growth in high-income, low-inflation, and nonagricultural countries. The data also reveal coexistence of a positive effect of financial development on trade and a negative effect of trade on financial development in poorer countries. In richer countries, financial development stimulates trade openness whereas trade has an ambiguous impact on financial development.

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  • Dong-Hyeon Kim & Shu-Chin Lin & Yu-Bo Suen, 2012. "The simultaneous evolution of economic growth, financial development, and trade openness," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 513-537, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:21:y:2012:i:4:p:513-537
    DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2010.497933
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    1. Ho, Sin-Yu & Njindan Iyke, Bernard, 2018. "Short- and Long-term Impact of Trade Openness on Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa," MPRA Paper 84272, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Yutaka Kurihara, 2013. "International Trade Openness and Inflation in Asia," Research in World Economy, Research in World Economy, Sciedu Press, vol. 4(1), pages 70-75, March.
    3. Nahed Zghidi & Zouheir Abida, 2014. "Financial Development, Trade Openness and Economic Growth in North African Countries," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 17(53), pages 91-120, September.
    4. repec:wsi:serxxx:v:62:y:2017:i:02:n:s0217590815501167 is not listed on IDEAS

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