Interaction Effects in the Relationship between Growth and Finance

29 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2013

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Philippe Aghion

College de France and London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: January 23, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyzes how interacting financial development with initial income, macroeconomic volatility and policy variables, can improve our understanding of convergence and divergence across countries, and also restore the significance of correlations between growth and volatility and therefore between growth and macropolicy, even when controlling for country fixed effects or when eliminating countries with extreme policies or bad institutions.

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Keywords: financial development, convergence, volatility, interaction effects, countercyclical policy

Suggested Citation

Aghion, Philippe, Interaction Effects in the Relationship between Growth and Finance (January 23, 2013). Capitalism and Society, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Article 2, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205757

Philippe Aghion (Contact Author)

College de France and London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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