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Finance and Growth: A Critical Survey

  • Alex Trew

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We present a survey of the finance-growth nexus that raises a number of qualifications to the mainstream interpretation. Doubts regarding empirical consensus are investigated and we consider the prevalence of cross-section econometrics as dominant in shaping the present theoretical consensus. To facilitate a quantitative understanding of the theoretical literature we develop a model capable of capturing a number of key conclusions from theoretical research. The core implications of many finance and growth theories are shown to be disconnected not only from their modern empirical counterparts, but also from the historical literature.

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Paper provided by Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis in its series CDMA Working Paper Series with number 200507.

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Date of creation: 15 Jul 2005
Date of revision: 15 Apr 2006
Handle: RePEc:san:cdmawp:0507
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