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The relationship between financial development and economic growth during the recent crisis: Evidence from the EU

Dimitrios Asteriou () and Konstantinos Spanos

Finance Research Letters, 2019, vol. 28, issue C, 238-245

Abstract: This paper aims to examine the relationship between financial development and economic growth on the face of the recent financial crisis, using a panel dataset of 26 European Union countries over the period 1990–2016. The empirical approach uses multiplicative dummies to compare two distinct sub-periods before/after the crisis. The results show that before crisis, financial development promoted economic growth, while after the crisis it hindered economic activity. Also, the findings suggest that during the years 2008 and 2009 the capital adequacy of banks protected depositors and promoted the stability of the financial system.

Keywords: Economic growth; Financial development; Panel data; Dummy variables; Fixed effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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