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Financial System and Economic Growth in Chile


  • Leonardo Hernández
  • Fernando Parro


This paper presents a brief overview of the current state of financial development in Chile, comparing it with other countries. After providing a short summary of the most important financial reforms of past decades, we highlight the main strengths and weaknesses of Chile’s financial markets. Next, we focus on some of the currently most pressing issues, namely, stock market liquidity, financial derivatives and venture capital, and discuss whether or not recent reforms and proposed ones properly address them.

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  • Leonardo Hernández & Fernando Parro, 2004. "Financial System and Economic Growth in Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 291, Central Bank of Chile.
  • Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:291

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    1. Ali Aali-Bujari & Francisco Venegas-Martínez & Gilberto Pérez-Lechuga, 2017. "Impact of the stock market capitalization and thebanking spread in growth and development in LatinAmerican: A panel data estimation with System GMM," Contaduría y Administración, Accounting and Management, vol. 62(5), pages 3-4, Diciembre.

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