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Finance, institutions and economic development

Panicos Demetriades () and Siong Hook Law ()

International Journal of Finance & Economics, 2006, vol. 11, issue 3, 245-260

Abstract: Using data from 72 countries for the period 1978-2000, we find that financial development has larger effects on GDP per capita when the financial system is embedded within a sound institutional framework. Moreover, we find that financial development is most potent in middle-income countries, where its effects are particularly large when institutional quality is high. Importantly, we also find that in low-income countries the influence of financial development is at its weakest; in these countries, more finance without sound institutions may not succeed in delivering long-run economic benefits. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1002/ijfe.296

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