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Differences in Growth with International Capital Markets and Financial Innovation

Number: 126
Year: 1998
Author(s): Fernando Perera Tallo (Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife)
Are differences in growth possible with international capital markets? This paper presents a model in which techological progress affects the financial intermediaries productivity. As a consequence, technological progress speed and growth rates of production and consumption may diverge across countries, even with free capital mobility. A liberalization of international capital movement increases the growth rates of consumption and National Income in every country. Such a liberalization increases the technological progress speed and the Domestic Income growth rate in fast-growing countries but reduces the technological progress speed, the Domestic Income growth rate and the income equality in slow-growing countries.