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Does economic structure determine financial structure?

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Title: Does economic structure determine financial structure?
Authors: Allen, F
Bartiloro, L
Gu, X
Kowalewski, O
Item Type: Working Paper
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the relationship between the structure of the real economy and a country's financial system. We consider whether the development of the real economic structure can predict the direction of evolution of a country’s financial structure. Using data for 108 countries, we find a significant relationship between real economic structure and financial structure. Next, we exploit shocks to the economies in India, Finland and Sweden, and South Korea and show that changes in the economic structure of a country influence the evolution of its financial system. This suggests that financial institutions and capital markets change in response to the structure of industries.
Issue Date: 13-Aug-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63022
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.891313
Publisher: SSRN
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s).
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School