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Financial Development and Economic Growth: A Study for OECD Countries in the Context of Crisis

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  • António Afonso
  • M. Carmen Blanco-Arana

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We revisit the relationship between economic growth and financial development in OECD countries during the period 1990-2016, paying special attention to the recent economic crisis. Using a random effects model, we find that an increase in domestic credit provided by the financial-sector, in market capitalization and in the turnover ratio of domestic shares entails a significant positive effect on per capita GDP. We also find different effects during the period of the crisis on domestic credit provided by the financial-sector and on market capitalization. Among other socioeconomic determinants related to economic growth, expenditure in education, inflation and unemployment rates appear highly significant for economic growth of the analysed countries.

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  • António Afonso & M. Carmen Blanco-Arana, 2018. "Financial Development and Economic Growth: A Study for OECD Countries in the Context of Crisis," Working Papers REM 2018/46, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, REM, Universidade de Lisboa.
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    Keywords

    Financial development; Economic growth; Panel data; Random effects model;

    JEL classification:

    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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