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Liu, Pei, Peng, Yuchao, Shi, Yukun and Yang, Junhong (2021) 'Financial structures, political risk and economic growth.' The European Journal of Finance. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Using a panel of 113 countries over the period from 1990 to 2013, this paper provides new empirical evidence to the intensive debate of whether financial structure is relevant for economic growth. Specifically, we evaluate the role of political risk, development stage and their interactions with the structure of the financial system. We find that on average a more market-based financial system is associated with a higher level of economic growth. This impact varies with different levels of political risk and different stages of economic development. Specifically, the comparative development of equity markets compared with banks appear to promote more economic growth in countries with lower political risk and at a better stage of economic development. Moreover, banks are more important to economic growth in over-market-based financial systems, whilst equity markets are more sensitive to economic growth in over-bank-based financial systems. Our paper provides new insights into the real effects of the mixture of banks and markets on the economy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Financial structure, Political risk, Economic development
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 1351847X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2021.1879888
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 17:24
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34757

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