Financial Dependence and Growth

  title={Financial Dependence and Growth},
  author={Raghuram G. Rajan and Luigi Zingales},
This paper examines whether nancial development facilitates economic growth by scrutinizing one rationale for such a relationship; that nancial development reduces the costs of external nance to rms. Speci cally, we ask whether industrial sectors that are relatively more in need of external nance develop disproportionately faster in countries with more developed nancial markets. We nd this to be true in a large sample of countries over the 1980s. We show this result is unlikely to be driven by… CONTINUE READING
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