Does financial development cause economic growth? A panel data dynamic analysis for the Asian developing countries
Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Eng, Yoke Kee (2006) Does financial development cause economic growth? A panel data dynamic analysis for the Asian developing countries. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 11 (4). pp. 377-393. ISSN 1354-7860
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13547860600923585
This paper examines the causal relationship between financial development and economic growth of the Asian developing countries from a panel data perspective and uses the system GMM technique developed by Arellano & Bover (1995) and Blundell & Bond (1998) and conducts causality testing analysis. The panel data sets involve 13 Asian developing countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand for the period 1990-1998. The result of our study is in agreement with other causality studies by Calderon & Liu (2003), Fase & Abma (2003), and Christopoulos & Tsionas (2004) that financial development promotes growth, thus supporting the old Schumpeterian hypothesis and Patrick's supply-leading' hypothesis.
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