Rural Financial Markets in Developing Countries
AbstractThis review examines portions of the vast literature on rural financial markets and household behavior in the face of risk and uncertainty. We place particular emphasis on studying the important role of financial intermediaries, competition and regulation in shaping the changing structure and organization of rural markets, rather than on household strategies and bilateral contracting. Our goal is to provide a framework within which the evolution of financial intermediation in rural economies can be understood.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Growth Center, Yale University in its series Working Papers with number 914.
Length: 86 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
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Rural Finance; Financial Intermediation; Agricultural Credit;
Other versions of this item:
- O16 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
- Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-AGR-2005-07-11 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-07-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2005-07-11 (Development)
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