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International Financial Integration and Economic Growth

Hali J. Edison, Ross Levine, Luca Ricci, Torsten Slok

NBER Working Paper No. 9164
Issued in September 2002
NBER Program(s):   IFM

This paper uses new data and new econometric techniques to investigate the impact of international financial integration on economic growth and also to assess whether this relationship depends on the level of economic development, financial development, legal system development, government corruption, and macroeconomic policies. Using a wide array of measures of international financial integration on 57 countries and an assortment of statistical methodologies, we are unable to reject the null hypothesis that international financial integration does not accelerate economic growth even when controlling for particular economic, financial, institutional, and policy characteristics.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w9164

Published: Edison, Hali J. & Levine, Ross & Ricci, Luca & Slok, Torsten, 2002. "International financial integration and economic growth," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 749-776, November. citation courtesy of

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