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Financial liberalization, financial development and productivity growth: An overview

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The paper surveys the literature on the effects of finance on productivity growth. In both the theoretical and empirical literature, there is no consensus regarding the contribution of financial liberalization and financial development to growth. Focusing on the direct channels of growth, the author has found both positive and negative contribution of finance to growth. Clearer positive effects emerge when considering growth channels related to productivity dynamics, with the estimated effects being positive and statistically distinguishable from zero.

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  • Gehringer, Agnieszka, 2013. "Financial liberalization, financial development and productivity growth: An overview," Economics Discussion Papers 2013-46, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    FDI; financial liberalization; financial development; productivity; growth; review;

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    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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