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Financial Development, Financial Fragility, and Growth

Author/Editor: Loayza, Norman | Ranciere, Romain | International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Authorized for Distribution: August 1, 2005
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Summary: This paper studies the apparent contradictions between two strands of the literature on the effects of financial intermediation on economic activity. On the one hand, the empirical growth literature finds a positive effect of financial depth as measured by, for instance, private domestic credit and liquid liabilities. On the other hand, the banking and currency crisis literature finds that monetary aggregates, such as domestic credit, are among the best predictors of crises and their related economic downturns. This paper accounts for these contrasting effects based on the distinction between the short- and long-run effects of financial intermediation.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 05/170
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Economic growth
Author's keyword(s): Growth empirics | banking crisis | pooled mean group estimation
 
English  
    Published:   August 1, 2005        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2005170   Pages:   31
    Price:   US$15.00
       
     
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