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Economic Growth and Financial Depth: Is the Relationship Extinct Already?

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  • Peter L. Rousseau
  • Paul Wachtel

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Although the finance–growth nexus has become firmly entrenched in the empirical literature, studies that question the strength of the empirical results have appeared and seem to have become more frequent as well. A re-examination of the core cross- country panel results that established the relationship between financial depth and growth rates are done. The sensitivity of the core result to changes in time period and variation in the sample of countries included are also examined.
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  • Peter L. Rousseau & Paul Wachtel, 2005. "Economic Growth and Financial Depth: Is the Relationship Extinct Already?," Working Papers 05-15, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.
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