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Finance and Growth: Institutional Considerations, Financial Policies and Causality

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  • Philip Arestis

    (University of East London)

  • Panicos Demetriades

    (South Bank University)

Abstract

Authors in this article suggest that country specific institutional factors and policies are likely to influence the causal nature of the relationship between financial development and economic growth. Authors conduct cointegration and causality tests using time series data for twelve representative countries. The empirical results show considerable variation of causality across countries which can be explained by institutional and policy differences, providing support to the main hypothesis.

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  • Philip Arestis & Panicos Demetriades, 1999. "Finance and Growth: Institutional Considerations, Financial Policies and Causality," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 2(1), pages 37-62, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:2:y:1999:i:1:p:37-62
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    1. Mohamed Osman Suliman & Mahmoud Sami Nabi, 2008. "The Institutional Environment and the Banking – Growth Nexus: Theory and Investigation for MENA," Working Papers 392, Economic Research Forum, revised 01 Jan 2008.
    2. Harilaos Mertzanis, 2011. "The effectiveness of corporate governance policy in Greece," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 19(3), pages 222-243, July.
    3. Ng, Adam & Dewandaru, Ginanjar & Ibrahim, Mansor H., 2015. "Property rights and the stock market-growth nexus," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 48-63.
    4. Ang, James B. & McKibbin, Warwick J., 2007. "Financial liberalization, financial sector development and growth: Evidence from Malaysia," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 215-233, September.

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    Keywords

    financial development; economic growth; causality; financial system;

    JEL classification:

    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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