Finance and growth: Evidence from south Asia

Patra, Sudip and Dastidar, Sayantan Ghosh (2018) Finance and growth: Evidence from south Asia. Jindal Journal of Business Research, 7 (1). pp. 37-60. ISSN 23210311

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The article examines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth for five South Asian countries over the time period 1990–2015, using both panel model approach and time series analysis. We employ multiple proxies for financial development, namely, foreign direct investment, total debt service, gross domestic savings, domestic credit to private sector by banks, and domestic credit provided by financial sector to test the relationship. The panel model approach results indicate that there is an overall positive association between finance and growth for South Asia through the FDI and savings channels. The country-specific analyses suggest that the growth effects of financial channels are most pronounced in Sri Lanka, whereas, on the other hand, financial development plays no role in the Indian growth process in the short run. Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan lie somewhere in between this spectrum with every country exhibiting unique growth paths which highlights the heterogeneity of the region.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Finance | Growth | South Asia | Granger causality | Panel investigation
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Banking and Finance
Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2022 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 09:49
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