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Głębokość finansowa a zmienność PKB
Financial Depth and Volatility of GDP

Author(s): Jacek Pietrucha
Subject(s): Economic development, Financial Markets, Public Finances, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: financial depth; financial development; GDP volatility; boom and bust cycle; credit boom;

Summary/Abstract: This paper reviews relationship between the financial sector and the real one and especially the role of financial depth for volatility of GDP. Financial deepening is a critical part of the overall development process of a country. Well-developed financial sector can help dampen the negative shocks but it is crucial to distinguish between real and financial shocks, whereby the latter can be exacerbated by deeper financial systems. Recent research shows systematic relationship between credit booms and a boom-bust cycle in production, asset prices, real exchange rates and external deficits.

  • Issue Year: 29/2014
  • Issue No: 03 (1)
  • Page Range: 55-67
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish