The reason is that central banks react to variables, such as inflation and the output gap, which are endogenous to monetary policy shocks. Endogeneity implies a correlation between regressors and the error term, and hence, an asymptotic bias. In principle, Instrumental Variables IV estimation can solve this endogeneity problem.
Why are financial markets and institutions important?
Financial markets play a critical role in the accumulation of capital and the production of goods and services. The price of credit and returns on investment provide signals to producers and consumers—financial market participants.
Those signals help direct funds from savers, mainly households and businesses to the consumers, businesses, governments, and investors that would like to borrow money by connecting those who value the funds most highly i. In a similar way, the existence of robust financial markets and institutions also facilitates the international flow of funds between countries.
In addition, efficient financial markets and institutions tend to lower search and transactions costs in the economy. By providing a large array of financial products, with varying risk and pricing structures as well as maturity, a well-developed financial system offers products to participants that provide borrowers and lenders with a close match for their needs.
Individuals, businesses, and governments in need of funds can easily discover which financial institutions or which financial markets may provide funding and what the cost will be for the borrower. This allows investors to compare the cost of financing to their expected return on investment, thus making the investment choice that best suits their needs.
In this way, financial markets direct the allocation of credit throughout the economy—and facilitate the production of goods and services.
Integrating existing EU financial markets The European Unionwith its single banking market and single currency, the Euro, has created Europe-wide financial markets and institutions.
These markets use the Euro to facilitate saving, investment, borrowing, and lending. Euro-denominated stock, bond, and derivative markets serve all of the EU countries that use the Euro—replacing smaller, less-liquid, offerings and products that previously were available mostly on a country-by-country basis.
In addition, the Euro likely increases the attractiveness of Euro-based financial markets and instruments to the rest of the world. Within the EU, the Euro eliminates the cross-border exchange rate risks that are part of transactions between countries with different currencies.
What happens without well-developed financial markets? In many developing nations, limited financial markets, instruments, and financial institutions, as well as poorly defined legal systems, may make it more costly to raise capital and may lower the return on savings or investments.
Limited information or lack of financial transparency mean that information is not as readily available to market participants and risks may be higher than in economies with more fully-developed financial systems.
In addition, it is more difficult to hold a diversified portfolio in small markets with only a limited selection of financial assets or savings and investment products. In such thin financial markets with little trading activity and few alternatives, it may be more difficult and costly to find the right product, maturity, or risk profile to satisfy the needs of borrowers and lenders.
More evidence that financial development matters For further research on the topic, you may wish to review a study of financial structure and macroeconomic performance by Lopez and Spiegel, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. With respect to the long-run relationship between financial systems and the economy, they reached the following conclusion: We examine the relationship between indicators of financial development and economic performance for a cross-country panel over long and short periods.
Our long-term results are consistent with much of the literature in that we find a positive relationship between financial development and economic growth.
Their findings also shed light on why financial development affects growth: These results therefore indicate that the primary channel for financial development to facilitate growth over the long run is through physical and human capital accumulation.
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