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Government ownership of banks, job creation opportunities and employment growth

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  • Gur, Nurullah

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In this paper, we investigate the effect of government ownership of banks on employment growth. Our empirical results show that government ownership of banks reduces employment growth in industries with higher job creation opportunities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 509-512

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:509-512

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Keywords: Government-owned banks; Credit market imperfections; Employment;

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