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Financial Development and Pre-historic Geographical Isolation: Global Evidence

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
  • Asongu, Simplice
  • Cinyabuguma, Matthias
  • Tchamyou, Vanessa

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Using cross-country differences in the degree of isolation before the advent of technologies in sea and air transportation, we assess the relationship between geographic isolation and financial development across the globe. We find that pre-historic geographical isolation has been beneficial to development because it has contributed to contemporary cross-country differences in financial intermediary development. The relationship is robust to alternative samples, different estimation techniques, outliers and varying conditioning information sets. The established positive relationship between geographic isolation and financial intermediary development does not significantly extend to stock market development.

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis & Asongu, Simplice & Cinyabuguma, Matthias & Tchamyou, Vanessa, 2017. "Financial Development and Pre-historic Geographical Isolation: Global Evidence," MPRA Paper 84039, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2017.
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    Financial development; Isolation; Agglomeration; Globalization;
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    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
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