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Financial development, structure and growth: new data, method and results

Luintel, Kul B. ORCID:, Khan, Mosahid, Leon-Gonzalez, Roberto and Li, Guangjie ORCID: 2016. Financial development, structure and growth: new data, method and results. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 43 , pp. 95-112. 10.1016/j.intfin.2016.04.002

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The existing weight of evidence suggests that financial structure (the classification of a financial system as bank-based versus market-based) is irrelevant for economic growth. This contradicts the common belief that the institutional structure of a financial system matters. We re-examine this issue using a novel dataset covering 69 countries over 1989-2011 in a Bayesian framework. Our results are conformable to the belief - a market-based system is relevant - with sizable economic effects for the high-income but not for the middle-and-low-income countries. Our findings provide a counterexample to the weight of evidence. We also identify a regime shift in 2008.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Structure; Economic Growth; Cointegration; Bayesian Model Averaging; Structural Breaks
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1042-4431
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 April 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2 April 2016
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 00:13

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