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Too Much Finance?, Enrico Berkes, Ugo Panizza, Jean-Louis Arcand

This paper examines whether there is a threshold above which financial development no longer has a positive effect on economic growth. We use different empirical approaches to show that there can indeed be "too much" finance. In particular, our results suggest that finance starts having a negative effect on output growth when credit to the private sector reaches 100% of GDP. We show that our results are consistent with the "vanishing effect" of financial development and that they are not driven by output volatility, banking crises, low institutional quality, or by differences in bank regulation and supervision
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Country-Level Data; A. Cross-Sectional Regressions; 1. Semi-parametric estimations; B. Panel Regressions; 1. Semi-parametric estimations; III. Volatility, Crises, and Heterogeneity; IV. Industry-Level Data; V. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Cross-Country OLS Regressions; 2. Cross-Country OLS Regressions; 3. Tests for an inverse U-shape; 4. Panel Estimations; 5. Panel Estimations; 6. Panel Estimations: 10-year Growth Episodes; 7. Volatility and Banking Crises; 8. Institutional Quality and Bank Regulation and Supervision
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non fiction
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