Joint research unit 7235

The Nonlinear Relationship between Economic growth and Financial Development

Balázs Egert, Fredj Jawadi

This paper studies the relationship between financial development and economic growth in a large sample of developing, emerging and advanced economies and on a separate, longer sample including only OECD countries over the recent period. Estimation results based on nonlinear threshold regression models do not confirm the too-much-finance-is-bad hypothesis, especially if the cross-country variation in the data is accounted for. We cannot indeed identify a tipping point beyond which financial development has a negative relation to economic development. What we see at best is that the positive effect of finance declines at higher levels of finance. Our results also show that banking and market finance are complementary. The positive effect of stock market deepening is larger when banking finance is more pronounced (and the other way around). But the thresholds above which complementarity kicks in are rather low. Finally, our results indicate that finance has a stronger positive effect in more developed countries. At the same time, the positive effect of finance is weaker in countries with lower trade openness. This may suggest that more open economies have access to alternative sources of external financing.

AGENDA

Monday 4 March 2024

The Bright Side of the GDPR: Welfare-improving Privacy Management

Shiva Shekhar (Tilburg Univ)

The Bright Side of the GDPR: Welfare-improving Privacy Management

Monday 4 March 2024

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Shiva Shekhar (Tilburg Univ)

The Bright Side of the GDPR: Welfare-improving Privacy Management

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Thomas Angeletti (Université Paris Dauphine PSL & IRISSO CNRS)

L’invention de l’économie française

Tuesday 5 March 2024

L’invention de l’économie française

Thomas Angeletti (Université Paris Dauphine PSL & IRISSO CNRS)

L’invention de l’économie française

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Webinar TELE – Theoretical European Law & Economics

Ester Manna (University of Barcelona, Spain)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Paris time)

TBA

Tuesday 5 March 2024

TBA

Ester Manna (University of Barcelona, Spain)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Paris time)

TBA

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Économies du monde musulman

Amal Briki (Agence Alnaft, Alger)

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

Amal Briki (Agence Alnaft, Alger)

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

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