Contribution of Financial Market Segments at Different Stages of Development: Transition, Cohesion and Mature Economies Compared
Posted: 6 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 4, 2008
What is the impact of financial sector segments at different stages of development? We apply a production function approach to investigate the impact of the credit, bond and stock segments in nine EU-accession countries over early years of transition (1996-2000) and compare these to mature market economies and to countries at intermediate stage. We find that the transfer mechanisms differ over the development cycle (from bond markets to educational attainment to labor participation) and that financial market segments with links to the public sector (but not stock markets) contributed to stability and growth in transition economies.
Keywords: Finance-growth, EU-accession countries, Production function, Financial sectors
JEL Classification: C23, G10, G21, H74, O11, O16, O52
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