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Financial Intermediation Development and Total Factor Productivity Growth: Evidence from Chinese Mainland Provincial Panel Data

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Modern financial development theories suggest that, financial development can promote technological progress and long-term economic growth. Based on the Chinese mainland provincial panel data, the paper tests empirically the relationship between financial intermediation development and total factor productivity growth. In terms of the degree-of-freedom of bank loan decision-making, the ratio of loans of private enterprises and individuals to total loans is used to measure the development of Chinese financial intermediation. This paper finds that financial intermediation development significantly promotes total factor productivity growth when controlling for other variables, such as capital formation rate, foreign direct investment, government intervention and the urbanization level.

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Y. Yao, "Financial Intermediation Development and Total Factor Productivity Growth: Evidence from Chinese Mainland Provincial Panel Data," Modern Economy, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 868-873. doi: 10.4236/me.2011.25097.

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