Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countries

By K. L. Gupta

© 2011 – Routledge

260 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1984, this study analyses contemporary research into the role of financial development as a means of accelerating the economic growth of developing countries. The author analyses both the ‘financial structuralist’ and ‘financial repressionist’ schools of thought in order to determine both the direction of causality between financial and real growth and the accuracy of the repressionists’ assertion that real interest rates and their stability do matter in the economies of developing countries.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Review of Theoretical and Empirical Literature 3. Financial and Real Development-Causality Tests 4. Evidence on Financial Repression 5. Descriptive Indicators of Finance and Growth 6. Aggregate Savings, Financial Intermediation, and Interest Rate 7. Structure of Savings, Financial Intermediation, and Interest Rate 8. A Model of Finance and Growth 9. Estimates, Stability and Goodness of Fit 10. Further Analysis of the Estimated Model 11. Costs of Financial Repression and Benefits of Financial Liberation: Some Simulation Results 12. Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS092000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
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REFERENCE / General