Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth : A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation

Author/Editor:

Robert M. Townsend ; Kenichi Ueda

Publication Date:

September 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We propose a coherent unified approach to the study of the linkages among economic growth, financial structure, and inequality, bringing together disparate theoretical and empirical literature. That is, we show how to conduct model-based quantitative research on transitional paths. With analytical and numerical methods, we calibrate and make tractable a prototype canonical model and take it to an application, namely, Thailand 1976-1996, an emerging economy in a phase of economic expansion with uneven financial deepening and increasing inequality. We broadly replicate the actual data, test the model formally, and identify anomalies.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/193

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451859836/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1932003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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