Islamic banking: Good for growth?

Imam, Patrick and Kpodar, Kangni,(2016), Islamic banking: Good for growth? , Economic Modelling 59 (2016) 387–401, UNSPECIFIED

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While a mature body of the economic literature has shown that financial development is broadly conducive to economic growth, the question as to whether this also applies to the development of Islamic banking has not been answered so far. We contribute to the analysis of the relationship between Islamic banking development and economic growth using a sample of 52 countries with data covering the period 1990–2010. The results illustrate that, notwithstanding its relatively small size compared to the economy and the overall size of the financial system, Islamic banking is positively associated with economic growth, even after controlling for various determinants of growth. The main channels of transmission include capital accumulation and improved financial inclusion, in particular a better access to deposits. Many Islamic countries that currently suffer from low growth should develop this segment of their banking sector further, through modernizing the legislative, regulatory, and infrastructural environment for instance. Similarly, non-Islamic countries that adopt some practices fromIslamic banking to their banking regulations may help spur growth as well
Keywords : Islamic banking Financial development Economic growth, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Economic Modelling 59 (2016) 387–401
Volume: 59
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ekonomi Islam
Depositing User: Nila Nurjanah
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 07:39
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 07:39

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