Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance   »   2014 Vol.7, No.1



Title: Financial liberalisation, financial development and productivity growth: an overview


Author: Agnieszka Gehringer


Address: Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany


Abstract: The paper focuses on real aspects of financial globalisation and financial depth. It surveys the literature on the effects of finance on productivity growth. Both the theoretical and the empirical analyses reach no clear consensus regarding the direct growth contribution of financial liberalisation and financial development. Both positive and negative effects of finance on direct growth have been found. More clearness emerges when more precise growth channels, and in particular, productivity dynamics is considered, with the estimated effects being positive and mainly strongly significant. All this points to an important conceptual insight suggesting that not any growth channel, but especially productivity-driven impulses are more intensively linked to financial aspects of economic development.


Keywords: financial liberalisation; financial development; productivity growth; review; productivity dynamics; economic development.


DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2014.063841


Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2014 Vol.7, No.1, pp.40 - 65


Submission date: 27 Jan 2014
Date of acceptance: 15 Mar 2014
Available online: 23 Jul 2014



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