THE EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON INVESTMENT IN TURKEY
Serhan Çiftçioğlu () and
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Serhan Çiftçioğlu: Department of Business, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Mersin 10, Turkey
The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2016, vol. 61, issue 04, 1-21
Analyzing financial development and investment in Turkey between 1960 and 2008, this paper illustrates how financial development affects investment decisions in a dynamic model of the firm under financial frictions. A composite index is constructed of three alternative financial development measures. The bounds testing approach was used to test for the existence of long-run levels relationships and long-run levels relationships were estimated using the autoregressive distributed lag method. Both short- and long-run causality tests were performed. Results indicate that financial development, budget balance, and total credit to the private sector positively and significantly affect investment.
Keywords: Investment; financial development; financial frictions; bounds testing approach; ARDL (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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