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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development. 7385 words.

The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, a credit crunch, and a reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, and foreign direct investment, which adversely...

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Crises, Volatility, and Growth

Enisse Kharroubi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Money and Interest Rates; Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 8242 words.

How do volatility and liquidity crises affect growth? When credit is constrained, a bias toward short-term debt can arise in financing long-term investments, generating maturity mismatches...

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Economic Development and Relationship-Based Financing

Mariassunta Giannetti and Xiaoyun Yu.

in The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

March 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 18972 words.

Formal finance involves the costly acquisition of information about distant entrepreneurs, while relationship-based finance allows financiers to fund a narrow circle of close entrepreneurs...

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Enlarging the Contracting Space: Collateral Menus, Access to Credit, and Economic Activity

Murillo Campello and Mauricio Larrain.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Economic Development. 14240 words.

Recent reforms across Eastern European countries have given more flexibility and information to parties to engage in secured debt transactions. The menu of assets legally accepted as...

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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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Finance, Comparative Advantage, and Resource Allocation

Melise Jaud, Madina Kukenova and Martin Strieborny.

in Review of Finance

May 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Corporate Governance; International Trade; Economic Development. 23468 words.

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Can financial institutions and markets enhance the discipline imposed by competitive product markets and thus improve resource allocation in the real...

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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Financialization takes off at Boeing

Christopher M. Muellerleile.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transport; Mergers and Acquisitions; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Economic Development. 7526 words.

This article examines the 2001 dislocation of the headquarters of the iconic US aerospace company, Boeing, out of the Puget Sound region of the State of Washington, its ancestral...

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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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Financing infrastructure in developing countries

Antonio Estache, Tomas Serebrisky and Liam Wren-Lewis.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development; Corporate Governance. 13414 words.

This article develops a theoretical framework to analyse options for financing infrastructure in developing countries. We build a basic model that gives motivations for using a combination...

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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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Global finance and the development of regional clusters: tracing paths in Munich's film and TV industry

Hans-Martin Zademach.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Services; Economic Development. 11166 words.

Recent work in economic geography has provided notable insights into the regional implications of finance-driven capitalism. In particular, it has been argued that the pressures created by...

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How Efficiently is Capital Allocated? Evidence from the Knitted Garment Industry in Tirupur

Abhijit Banerjee and Kaivan Munshi.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economic Development; Corporate Governance. 11734 words.

This paper studies the effect of community identity on investment behaviour in the knitted garment industry in the South Indian town of Tirupur. We document very large and systematic...

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How Important Are Financing Constraints? The Role of Finance in the Business Environment

Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 12267 words.

What role does the business environment play in promoting or restraining firm growth? Recent literature points to a number of factors as obstacles to growth. Inefficient functioning of...

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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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Market and Regional Segmentation and Risk Premia in the First Era of Financial Globalization

David Chambers, Sergei Sarkissian and Michael J Schill.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; International Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 17242 words.

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We study market segmentation effects using data on U.S. railroads that list their bonds in New York and London between 1873 and 1913. This sample...

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The revenge of the market on the rentiers.

José Gabriel Palma.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; International Finance; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 19819 words.

Starting from the perspective of heterodox Keynesian–Minskyian–Kindlebergian financial economics, this paper begins by highlighting a number of mechanisms that contributed to the current...

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