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Financial Intermediation and Macroeconomic Efficiency

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  • Yves Kuhry
  • Laurent Weill

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This article evaluates whether financial intermediary development explains cross-country differences in macroeconomic efficiency. Stochastic frontier approach is applied at the aggregate level to estimate efficiency on a panel of 41 countries for the period 1991 to 1995. Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) dynamic panel techniques are then adopted to control for potential endogeneity of the regressors. We find evidence of a positive role of financial intermediary development on efficiency, with differences in terms of robustness according to the measure of financial intermediary development.
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  • Yves Kuhry & Laurent Weill, 2008. "Financial Intermediation and Macroeconomic Efficiency," Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center 2008-03, Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg.
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    1. Gheeraert, Laurent & Weill, Laurent, 2015. "Does Islamic banking development favor macroeconomic efficiency? Evidence on the Islamic finance-growth nexus," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 32-39.
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    Keywords

    Financial development; income; aggregate productivity; efficiency.;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • 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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