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The Financial Sector and Economic Growth

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The Mankiw-Romer-Weil (1992) augmented Solow-Swan model is extended to incorporate the financial sector in this study. Distinguishing between financial capital, physical capital and human capital, this study attempts to identify in particular, the effects of financial capital on economic growth. The study is also examines the effects of financial sector efficiency on economic growth. The financial sector augmented model is tested on 35 low and middle income economies. Strong support is found for the financial sector augmented model.

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  • Cooray, Arusha, 2009. "The Financial Sector and Economic Growth," Economics Working Papers wp09-02, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  • Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp09-02
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    1. Cooray, Arusha, 2011. "The role of the government in financial sector development," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 928-938, May.
    2. Anwar, Sajid & Sun, Sizhong, 2011. "Financial development, foreign investment and economic growth in Malaysia," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 335-342, August.
    3. Héctor Gustavo González Padilla, 2012. "Economic Growth and Financial System," Ensayos Económicos, Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department, vol. 1(65-66), pages 61-74, September.
    4. Antonio Ruíz Porras & Guillermo Rosales Jaramillo, 2014. "Crecimiento económico, banca y desarrollo financiero: evidencia internacional," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 29(2), pages 263-300.

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    Keywords

    Mankiw-Romer-Weil model; economic growth; financial capital; banking sector; convergence;

    JEL classification:

    • O42 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Monetary Growth Models
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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