Estimating the permanent growth effects of financial liberalization: The case of Malaysia
We argue that the specifications used to estimate the permanent growth effects of reforms in the financial sector are unsatisfactory. Using a modified specification and data for the period 1970 to 2004, we show developments in the financial sector in Malaysia have a small but significant permanent effect on the growth of output. Our results are different from the conclusions in a recent work on this topic.
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