Efficiency, Depth And Growth: Quantitative Implications Of Finance And Growth Theory
Source: University of St Andrews
The authors develop a parsimonious finance and endogenous growth model with microeconomic frictions in entrepreneurship and a role for credit constraints. They demonstrate that though an efficiency-growth relation will always exist, the efficiency-depth-growth relation may not. This has implications for the connection between the theory and empirics of finance and growth. They go on to ask whether the model can account for some historical trends in growth, financial depth and financial efficiency for the UK over the period 1850-1913. The best model of finance and growth is one that departs from the standard depth-growth link.