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Competitive microcredit markets: differentiation and <i>ex ante</i> incentives for multiple borrowing

Paolo Casini.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Banking; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9162 words.

I analyse an oligopolistic microcredit market characterized by asymmetric information on the riskiness of borrowers. I study the effects of competition when, due to the absence of credit...

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The fat years: the structure and profitability of the US banking sector in the pre-crisis period

Fiona Tregenna.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Economic Development; Banking; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 10012 words.

Bank profitability in the USA was extremely high in the pre-crisis period, yet this did not prevent the current crisis. It has become clear that these profits were on shaky grounds and also...

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Financial Development: Structure and Dynamics

Augusto de la Torre, Erik Feyen and Alain Ize.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 10100 words.

This paper analyzes the process of financial development over the last three to four decades from the perspective of the fundamental frictions (agency and collective) to which economic...

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Financial Inclusion and Innovation in Africa: An Overview

Thorsten Beck, Lemma Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Financial Institutions and Services; Economic Development; Corporate Governance. 4152 words.

Financial inclusion is gaining attention in African policy circles in view of the recent African growth renaissance, but which has been characterised as non-inclusive. While not...

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Financing from Family and Friends

Samuel Lee and Petra Persson.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Banking; Economic Development; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare Economics. 19816 words.

Most informal finance comes from family and friends. Existing informal finance theories cannot match two characteristics of family finance: family investors may accept below-market or even...

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Formal versus Informal Finance: Evidence from China

Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 23511 words.

The fast growth of Chinese private sector firms is taken as evidence that informal finance can facilitate firm growth better than formal banks in developing countries. We examine firm...

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Improving the availability of trade finance in low-income countries: an assessment of remaining gaps

Marc Auboin.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Corporate Governance; Banking; Economic Development; International Finance. 7184 words.

Conditions in trade finance markets have returned to normality along the main global routes after the global financial crisis of 2008–9. The structural difficulties of poor countries in...

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Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics

Lucian A. Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman.

in The Review of Financial Studies

March 2010; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Economic Development. 15207 words.

We model how three groups—insiders in existing public companies, institutional investors, and entrepreneurs planning to take firms public—compete for influence over politicians setting the...

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Liquidity, Risk, and Occupational Choices

Milo Bianchi and Matteo Bobba.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Financial Institutions and Services; Economic Development. 9796 words.

We explore which financial constraints matter most in the choice of becoming an entrepreneur. We consider a randomly assigned welfare programme in rural Mexico and show that cash transfers...

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Microfinance Banks and Financial Inclusion

Martin Brown, Benjamin Guin and Karolin Kirschenmann.

in Review of Finance

May 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Economic Development; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 17710 words.

We examine how the geographical proximity to a microfinance bank affects financial inclusion. We study the expansion of the branch network of ProCredit banks in South-East Europe between...

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