, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 535-553
Date: 20 Oct 2012

Financial intermediation in a model of directed technological change

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Abstract

In this paper, the financial sector is introduced into a directed technological change economic model. The paper shows that, although financial development reduces the incidence of the researcher’s moral hazard, it will not necessarily promote growth. In addition, financial development may have a positive, negative or non-existent effect on wage inequality. One possible implication of this paper is that financial development decreases the growth rate while it increases skill premia. The impact of taxes on economic growth and wage inequality is also investigated in this paper.