Financial Development and Economic Growth in Selected Asian Economies: A Dynamic Panel ARDL Test
Contemporary Economics (2020), Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 201-218
18 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2021
Date Written: June 23, 2020
The present endeavor measures the extent of the nexus between financial development and economic growth by utilizing annual macroeconomic panel data for selected 14 Asian economies. The study focuses on the link between the indicators of financial development and economic growth. The results of panel cointegration analysis suggest that there is two-way cointegration relationship from GDP to GCF and BM in short-run as well as in long-run however, the relationship is one-way, that is, from GDP to DCPS as well as from GDP to DCBS. The findings of the present study establish strong indications of the positive long-run relationship among all the selected indicators of financial development and economic growth. Moreover, the present attempt also indicates that gross capital formation and broad money are critical for economic growth and suggests that upliftment of economic growth of the economies improves the development of financial sector.
Keywords: causality, banking sector, panel unit root, panel ARDL
JEL Classification: G21, C23, O40
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