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Financial system structure and economic development: structure matters

  • O. Emre Ergungor

This paper investigates how the structure of a financial system-whether it is bank- or market-oriented-affects economic growth. In contrast to earlier research, which indicated that the financial system's structure is irrelevant for growth, the author finds that countries grow faster when they have a flexible judicial system and more market-oriented financial systems.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 0305.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcwp:0305
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  8. Ross Levine, 2002. "Bank-Based or Market-Based Financial Systems: Which is Better?," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 442, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  9. Beck, Thorsten & Demirguc-Kunt, Asli & Levine, Ross & Maksimovic, Vojislav, 2000. "Financial structure and economic development - firm, industry, and country evidence," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2423, The World Bank.
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  11. Ergungor, O. Emre, 2004. "Market- vs. bank-based financial systems: Do rights and regulations really matter?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(12), pages 2869-2887, December.
  12. Raghuram G. Rajan & Luigi Zingales, 1998. "Which Capitalism? Lessons from the East Asian Crisis," CRSP working papers 486, Center for Research in Security Prices, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.
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