Financial Institutions' Expertise and Growth Effects of Financial Liberalisation

TitleFinancial Institutions' Expertise and Growth Effects of Financial Liberalisation
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsLG. Deidda
Number2001_05
Keywordseconomic growth, financial liberalisation, financial repression, information capital, learning by lending
Abstract

This paper analyses the real effects of financial development subsequent to financial liberalisation in an economy with risk averse savers and learning by lending. Transition from full financial repression to full financial liberalisation might initially slow down the growth process or even induce a recession, whenever the initial level of valuable investments known by the financial instutions (informed capital ) is suficiently scanty. However, lending activity leads to accumulation of information (learning by lending) regarding valuable investments. This way, as intermediaries become experts, the allocative efficiency they are able to guarantee ameliorates so that, in the long run, the effects of financial liberalisation are eventually positive

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