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Saudi Financial Structure and Economic Growth: A Macroeconometric Approach

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  • Ageli, Mohammed Moosa
  • Zaidan, Shatha Mousa

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This paper investigates the nexus between financial sector development and economic growth in the Saudi economy over the period 1970-2012 by using four alternative proxies for financial development and several techniques including unit root tests, the co-integration test, the Granger Causality Test, and the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM). We used time series econometrics techniques to examine the causal relationship between financial sector development and economic growth in the Saudi economy. The results obtained from the analyses show that there is a positive relationship between financial sector development and economic growth in Saudi Arabia. The development of the financial system will thus have a positive impact on the growth of the Saudi economy.

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  • Ageli, Mohammed Moosa & Zaidan, Shatha Mousa, 2013. "Saudi Financial Structure and Economic Growth: A Macroeconometric Approach," MPRA Paper 46591, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Polat, Ali & Shahbaz, Muhammad & Ur Rehman, Ijaz & Satti, Saqlain Latif, 2013. "Revisiting Linkages between Financial Development, Trade Openness and Economic Growth in South Africa: Fresh Evidence from Combined Cointegration Test," MPRA Paper 51724, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 25 Nov 2013.

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    Keywords

    Financial Sector Development; Unit Root test; co-integration test; Vector Error Correction Model (VECM); Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF); Economic Growth; Saudi Arabia;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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