Law, Siong Hook and Azman-Saini, W.N.W. (2008): The Quality of Institutions and Financial Development.
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Using banking sector and stock market development indicators, we explore the importance of a wide range of institutional quality variables as sources of financial development. The empirical results based on the dynamic panel system GMM estimations demonstrate that a high-quality institutional environment has positive effect on financial development. However, some institutional aspects matter more than others do. Particularly, the rule of law, political stability and government effectiveness play a vital role in influencing banking sector development. The findings also suggest that regulatory quality does contribute to financial development but only when a threshold level of regulatory quality development has been attained, a condition which is more prevalent among low-income countries, than among the entire set of countries. In terms of policy implication, the findings suggest that improving institutional infrastructure and identifying the beneficial aspects of particular institutions, would encourage the development of financial markets.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Quality of Institutions and Financial Development|
|Keywords:||institutions; banking sector development; capital market development; panel data analysis|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O43 - Institutions and Growth
|Depositing User:||Siong Hook Law|
|Date Deposited:||12. Dec 2008 19:45|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 11:10|
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