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The Financial Sector and Economic Growth

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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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp09-02.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp09-02
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