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Financial liberalization or financial development? Test using Delphi-based index of liberalization

Groenewold, Nicolaas and Peng, Jiangang and Li, Guanzheng and Fan, Xiangmei (2009) Financial liberalization or financial development? Test using Delphi-based index of liberalization. The International Journal of Banking and Finance, 6 (1). pp. 95-115. ISSN 1617-722

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Most empirical analysis of the finance-growth nexus has used measures of financial development such as the ratio of monetary or financial assets to GDP to measure financial development. We argue that from a policy perspective measures of financial liberalization or reform are of greater interest and, besides, are less likely to be beset by endogeneity problems which have dogged the empirical growth literature.We develop such a measure by combining the ‘Delphi’ method and principal components analysis to construct an index of financial liberalization for China. Much of China’s financial development has been policy-driven and we could expect to find a distinct difference, at least in timing, between measures of financial reform and financial development. We compare our financial liberalization index to a number of standard measures of financial development and find that there is pervasive evidence that financial liberalization Gr anger-causes financial development but not vice versa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial liberalisation, financial development, economic growth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 00:52
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 00:52

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