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Stock market development and financial intermediary growth : a research agenda

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  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asli
  • Levine, Ross

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Empirical evidence suggests that financial services - such as mobilizing savings, managing risk, allocating resources, and facilitating transactions - influence and are influenced by economic development. And financial crises - widespread bank failures, the collapse of stock markets - can impede and even reverse economic advances. With this in mind, the World Bank made special efforts in the 1980s to help countries improve their financial systems and cope with financial crises that threatened economic prosperity. Bank programs focused on core financial themes (loosening up interest rates, reducing government involvement in credit allocation, rationalizing taxes on financial intermediaries) and on managing bank failures, rehabilitating insolvent banks, and training bank managers and supervisors. Recently, Bank programs have stressed the development of capital markets, especially stock markets, but little research has been done in measuring the level ofstock market development or understanding the relationship between the development of stock markets and the functioning of financial intermediaries. The authors did some preliminary research on these issues and suggest further topics for research. They propose different empirical indicators of stock market development. They also suggest how to use these indicators to help evaluate stock market development policies. They find that the relationship between the development of stock markets and the functioning of financial intermediaries may be complementary.

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  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asli & Levine, Ross, 1993. "Stock market development and financial intermediary growth : a research agenda," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1159, The World Bank.
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    1. Ferro, Gustavo, 2000. "¿Vale la pena tener intermediarios financieros propios? Un examen a la literatura reciente
      [Does it worth having local financial intermediaries? An examination onto recent literature]
      ," MPRA Paper 15359, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Demirguc-Kunt, Asli & Levine, Ross, 1999. "Bank-based and market-based financial systems - cross-country comparisons," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2143, The World Bank.
    3. Scott J. Niblock & Panha Heng & Keith Sloan, 2014. "Regional stock markets and the economic development of Southeast Asia," Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, vol. 28(1), pages 47-59, May.
    4. Ferro, Gustavo & Antón Rodríguez, Martín, 2007. "Crédito, producto y eficiencia en la producción de crecimiento
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      ," MPRA Paper 15094, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2009.
    5. Leonard I. Nakamura & Carlos E. Zarazaga, 2001. "Banking and finance in Argentina in the period 1900-35," Working Papers 01-7, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
    6. Asongu, Anutechia Simplice, 2010. "Stock Market Development in Africa: do all macroeconomic financial intermediary determinants matter?," MPRA Paper 26910, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    8. Shirai, Sayuri, 2004. "Testing the Three Roles of Equity Markets in Developing Countries: The Case of China," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 32(9), pages 1467-1486, September.

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