Financial Structures and Economic Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis. Tom Gole, May 2013, Paper. “This paper investigates the potential relationships between financial structures and economic outcomes. The empirical results that withstand a battery of methods suggest that some financial intermediation structures are likely to be more closely related to positive economic outcomes than others. For instance, protective financial buffers within institutions have been associated with better economic performance, and a domestic financial system that is dominated by some types of nontraditional bank intermediation…” Link verified March 28, 2014