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The Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus for Turkey

  • Ferda Halicioglu

This study investigates the validity of the demand-pulling and the supply-leading hypotheses using annual data from 1968 to 2005. The bounds testing approach to cointegration is conducted to establish the existence of a long-run relationship between financial development and economic growth. An augmented form of Granger causality analysis is implemented to identify the direction of causality among the variables both in the short-run and the long-run. The empirical findings suggest unidirectional causation from financial development to economic growth.

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Paper provided by Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels in its series EERI Research Paper Series with number EERI_RP_2007_06.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 28 Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:eei:rpaper:eeri_rp_2007_06
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