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Activity of Microfinance Institutions in the Period of the Global Financial Crisis


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  • Pawel Galinski

    (University of Gdansk, Poland)

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    The article examines the models of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and some alterations in this field. The regional distribution of MFIs has been shown, as well as their main ties with the real economy against a background of commercial banks. The study also provide some findings on the influence of the financial crisis, which erupted in the late 2007, on the microfinance sector. Therefore, the author analyzed the literature and quantitative data in order to determine these relation-ships.

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    Article provided by Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika in its journal Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy.

    Volume (Year): 8, Issue 1 (2013)
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    Pages: 91-105

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    Handle: RePEc:cpn:umkequ:2013:v1:6

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    Keywords: microfinance institutions; loans; deposits;

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    1. Rajdeep Sengupta & Craig P. Aubuchon, 2008. "The microfinance revolution: an overview," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jan, pages 9-30.
    2. AnneWelle-Strand & Kristian Kjollesdal & Nick Sitter, 2010. "Assessing Microfinance: The Bosnia and Herzegovina Case," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 8(2), pages 145-166.
    3. Gabriel Di Bella, 2011. "The Impact of the Global Financial Crisison Microfinance and Policy Implications," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 11/175, International Monetary Fund.
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