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Cross-Border Banking and Financial Deepening: The African Experience

Thorsten Beck.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 5836 words.

Cross-border banking has been important across Africa for a long time, with regional banks taking on a more prominent role only recently. This paper provides an overview over the literature...

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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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SME Finance in Africa

Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 9931 words.

This paper uses cross-country firm-level surveys to gauge access to financial services and the importance of financing constraints for African enterprises. We compare access to finance in...

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