The Impacts of Banking System Stability on Sustainable Development: Conditional Mean-Based and Parameter Heterogeneity Approaches

Document Type: Original Research


School of Finance and Economics, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China


We explored the impacts of banking system stability on sustainable development for the period 2000-2016 as well pre and post-global financial crisis periods. We employed econometric frameworks of dynamic fixed effects, system GMM and most recent estimator - panel quantile regression with fixed effects to provide robust results from the conditional mean-based and parameter heterogeneity approaches. Our results revealed that, conditioning on other sustainable development determinants, banking system stability have significant impacts on sustainable development as well as empirical evidence of parameter heterogeneity response of sustainable development for countries conditionally distributed on low and high sustainable development path for both short-run and long-run. In addition, we established that, countries distributed on low sustainable development paths gain more from bank stabilization policies compared to countries on middle and higher sustainable development paths. Finally, we established vanishing adverse effects of banking system stability on sustainable development in the post-global financial crisis period.


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