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Legal origin and financial development: a propensity score matching analysis

Legal origin and financial development: a propensity score matching analysis
Legal origin and financial development: a propensity score matching analysis
We revisit the impact of legal origin on financial development using propensity score matching and a new financial development index on a sample of 178 countries over 1980-2016. German civil law countries are found to have the strongest positive impact on financial development. English common law countries follow. French and Scandinavian civil law countries have a negative impact on financial development while Socialist legal origin records no significant effect. When decomposing the measure of financial development into financial markets and financial institutions development, we find that German civil law promotes both while English common law only financial institutions development.
financial development, financial institutions, financial markets, legal origin, propensity score matching
1076-9307
De Vita, Glauco
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Li, Chengchun
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Luo, Yun
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De Vita, Glauco
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Li, Chengchun
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Luo, Yun
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De Vita, Glauco, Li, Chengchun and Luo, Yun (2020) Legal origin and financial development: a propensity score matching analysis. International Journal of Finance & Economics. (doi:10.1002/ijfe.2167).

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We revisit the impact of legal origin on financial development using propensity score matching and a new financial development index on a sample of 178 countries over 1980-2016. German civil law countries are found to have the strongest positive impact on financial development. English common law countries follow. French and Scandinavian civil law countries have a negative impact on financial development while Socialist legal origin records no significant effect. When decomposing the measure of financial development into financial markets and financial institutions development, we find that German civil law promotes both while English common law only financial institutions development.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 June 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 October 2020
Keywords: financial development, financial institutions, financial markets, legal origin, propensity score matching

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Local EPrints ID: 442553
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442553
ISSN: 1076-9307
PURE UUID: cb0c9e4b-3942-42a0-8089-2d10a4eeb4a2
ORCID for Yun Luo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8409-366X

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2020 16:36
Last modified: 30 Jun 2022 04:01

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Author: Glauco De Vita
Author: Chengchun Li
Author: Yun Luo ORCID iD

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