JED, Vol. 18, No.2, August 2016, pp. 5-18 | DOI: 10.33301/2016.18.02.01
Credit Market Depth and Income Inequality in Vietnam: A Panel-Data Analysis
Abstract:Financial development could exert various effects on income distribution of a country. By employing Generalized Method of Moment, this paper aims at examining the impacts of credit market depth, one of most used financial development barometers, on income inequality in Vietnam. The empirical findings show that expanding credit market in the country could lead to higher income inequality. We have not found evidence that supports the hypothesis of an inverted U-shaped relation ever introduced by Greenwood and Jovanovich, although this hypothesis may still hold in a sense that Vietnam has not reached to the inflection point to generate such a curve alike.
Keywords:Financial development; inequality; Vietnam