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Stock markets, banks and the sources of economic growth in low and high income countries

Felix Rioja and Neven Valev ()

Journal of Economics and Finance, 2014, vol. 38, issue 2, 302-320

Abstract: This paper studies the effects of stock markets and banks on the sources of economic growth, productivity and capital accumulation, using a large cross country panel that includes high- and low-income countries. Results show that, in low-income countries, banks have a sizable positive effect on capital accumulation. We find that stock markets, however, have not contributed to capital accumulation or productivity growth in these countries. Given the emphasis that has been placed in developing equity markets in developing countries, these findings are somewhat surprising. Conversely, in high-income countries, stock markets are found to have sizable positive effects on both productivity and capital growth, while banks only affect capital accumulation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014

Keywords: Financial Development; Capital Growth; Productivity; Stock Markets; Banking; Low-income Countries; High-income Countries; G1; O4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s12197-011-9218-3

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