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Efficiency In Community Develpoment Loan Funds

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  • Naanwaab, Cephas
  • Hartarska, Valentina M.

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We study the efficiency of Community Development Loan Funds (CDLFs) in the U.S.A. between 2002 and 2005. We find that the largest CDLFs tend to be most efficient and that efficiency decreases with age and the proportion of minority representation on the board, while board size does not affect efficiency.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas with number 6726.

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Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Public Economics;

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