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Banks' Inefficiency and Economic Growth A Micro-Macro Approach

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  • Riccardo Lucchetti

    (Department of Economics, University of Ancona)

  • Luca Papi

    (Department of Economics, University of Ancona)

  • Alberto Zazzaro

    (Department of Economics, University of Ancona)

Abstract

This paper offers a methodological contribution to the empirical analysis of the relationships between banking and economic growth by suggesting a new indicator for the state of development of the banking system based on a measure of bank microeconomic efficiency. This choice helps to overcome the problem of causality and to capture the effects of the banks� allocative activity. This new approach is then applied to analyse the relationship between the banking system and economic growth in the Italian regions, through a dynamic panel technique. The empirical results show the existence of an independent effect exerted by the efficiency of banks on regional growth.

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  • Riccardo Lucchetti & Luca Papi & Alberto Zazzaro, 2001. "Banks' Inefficiency and Economic Growth A Micro-Macro Approach," Development Working Papers 153, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano.
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    Bank efficiency; regional growth;

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    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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