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Financial Development, Labor and Market Regulations and Growth

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  • Raquel FONSECA

    (CSEF, University of Salerno)

  • Natalia UTRERO- GONZALEZ

    (University Autonoma de Barcelona)

Abstract

This paper investigates the importance that market regulation and financial imperfections have on …rm growth. We analyse institutions affecting labor market as Employment Protection Laws (EP) and Product Market Regulation (PM). We show that together with the beneficial effects of …nancial development, a firm will get less financing, and thus invest less, in a weak financial market (finance effect), the strictness of product and labor market regulations also affect firm growth (labor effect). In particular, we show that the stricter the rules the more detrimental the influence on growth in sectoral value added for a large number of countries. We also show that the labor effect overcomes the positive finance effect.

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  • Raquel FONSECA & Natalia UTRERO- GONZALEZ, 2005. "Financial Development, Labor and Market Regulations and Growth," Finance 0509016, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0509016
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    1. Federico Cingano & Marco Leonardi & Julián Messina & Giovanni Pica, 2010. "The effects of employment protection legislation and financial market imperfections on investment: evidence from a firm-level panel of EU countries," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 25, pages 117-163, January.
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    Keywords

    Financial development; labor and product market institutions; growth.;

    JEL classification:

    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General

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