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Do Financial Sector Reforms Lead to Financial Development? Evidence from a New Dataset, Thierry Tressel, Enrica Detragiache

Abstract
This paper studies whether the policies that, over the past decades, liberalized bankingsystems around the world have resulted in deeper credit markets. To measure banking sectorreforms we use a new index that tracks policy changes in five separate areas for 91 countriesover 1973-2005. We find that reforms have led to financial deepening, but only in countrieswith institutions that place checks and balances on political power. We interpret this asevidence of a complementarity between financial sector reforms and political institutions thatprotect property rights. Other country characteristics do not seem to significantly influencethe effect of banking reforms on financial development
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Empirical Model; III. The Data; IV. Estimation Results; V. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Sample Countries; 2. Summary Statistics; 3. Cross-Correlations; 4. Baseline Regression: Two Alternative Maximum Lags; 5A. What Explains the Lack of Sustained Effect of Reforms on Financial Depth in Developing Countries? Shocks, Policies, Non-Linearities; 5B. What Explains the Lack of Sustained Effect of Reforms on Financial Depth in Developing Countries? Institutions; 6. Regressions Countries with Good Property Rights; 7. GMM Regressions
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (44 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781451871234

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