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Financial Market Integration, Corporate Financing and Economic Growth

  • Mariassunta Giannetti
  • Luigi Guiso
  • Tullio Jappelli
  • Mario Padula
  • Marco Pagano

This study provides a thorough assessment of the likely effects of financial market integration on the ability of European countries to grow faster and on how the possible benefits will be distributed among the Community countries and industries. It achieves several conclusions strongly supportive of the idea that promoting financial market integration is an important step in promoting economic growth in Europe.

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Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 179.

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Length: 82 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2002
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Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0179
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