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Financial Development, Human Capital And Political Stability

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In this paper we take a look at the empirical relationship between the level of financial development and socio-economic variables reflecting different levels of development in the light of the recent literature on the role of human capital in economic development. The empirical results, based on a cross-sectional analysis of 57 developing countries, indicate that human capital and socio-political stability are important factors explaining the level of financial development of these markets.

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  • J. François OUTREVILLE, 1999. "Financial Development, Human Capital And Political Stability," UNCTAD Discussion Papers 142, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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