Formal and Informal Credit Markets in Egypt
AbstractThis paper examines empirically the markets for formal and informal credit in Egypt. Using a dataset specifically collected for the purpose, it examines what factors determine whether or not a person borrows from the informal sector using a probit analysis. The paper then conducts a similar exercise for the informal financial sector and seeks to examine whether any link between borrowing in the formal and the informal financial sectors exists. Conclusions are then drawn as to the role of informal financial markets in the development process.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.
Volume (Year): 48 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
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- Peter Wright & Mahmud Mohieldin,, . "Formal and Informal Credit Markets in Egypt," Discussion Papers 96/2, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
- M. Mohieldin & P. Wright, 1994. "Formal and Informal Credit Markets in Egypt," Working Papers, Economic Research Forum 9415, Economic Research Forum, revised Oct 1994.
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