Felipe, Jesus Sotocinal, Noli Bayudan-Dacuycuy, Connie
Year of Publication:
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 457
The literature on the finance-growth nexus highlights the importance of the financial cycle for the estimation of potential output of an economy. We estimate potential output growth for the G-5 countries, as well as for 10 high- and middle-income Asian economies, using a multivariate model that includes financial factors. We find that the latter have a positive and statistically significant effect on the output gap of the G-5 and high-income Asian economies, but not on that of the middle-income Asian economies. We also find that average potential growth of the economies included in the study is lower in 2008-2014 than in 2000-2007.