Simplice A., Asongu (2011): Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?
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This paper proposes and empirically validates four theories of why legal origin influences growth and welfare through finance. It is a natural extension of “Law and finance: why does legal origin matter?” by Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Ross Levine (2003). We find only partial support for the Mundell(1972), La Porta et al. (1998) and Beck et al.(2003) hypotheses that English common-law countries tend to have better developed financial intermediaries than French civil-law countries. While countries with English legal tradition have legal systems that improve financial depth, activity and size, countries with French legal origin overwhelmingly dominate in financial intermediary allocation efficiency. Countries with Portuguese legal origin fall in-between.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?|
|Keywords:||Law; Financial development; Growth; Welfare|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
K - Law and Economics > K2 - Regulation and Business Law
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services
P - Economic Systems > P5 - Comparative Economic Systems
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||05. Oct 2011 07:29|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 03:48|
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