The Finance-Growth-Nexus Revisited. New Evidence and the Need for Broadening the Approach.

Peter Haiss, Gerhard Fink

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


This report describes the aim, scope, underlying literature and results of the research project "The Nexus between the Financial and the Real Sector". We studied the contribution of the financial sector as a whole and its individual segments (bank credits, the issuance of bonds and shares) to real economic growth in EU Member and Candidate Countries, the United States and Japan. We supplement existing approaches with the inclusion of the bond market and of foreign direct investment in the banking sector, wherein for the first time, we provide empirical evidence for slightly positive effects thereof. Methodically, we extend previous research by the production-function approach and document the importance of the market microstructure. We recommend to include liberalisation and integration effects, the bond and insurance sector, and effects of foreign bank entry and investment into future research on the Finance-Growth-Nexus. (author's abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherEuropainstitut, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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NameEI Working Papers / Europainstitut

WU Working Paper Series

  • EI Working Papers / Europainstitut

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