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Micro-microcrédit et asymétries d’information : cas du Maroc
[INFORMATION asymmetries and microcredit: The Moroccan case]

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  • Abdelhamid, El Bouhadi
  • Omar, Essardi

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In this paper we apply the Principal/Agent theory in case of microcredit granted to the Moroccan micro-companies. The practice reveals us that a part of the receipted credits is diverted from its initial objective. Indeed, a situation of information asymmetries linked with adverse selection and moral hazard can be noticed. Given that the Agent behavior (the debtor) is unobservable, the Principal (the Creditor) cannot select every time the good types of Agents.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20080.

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Date of creation: 15 May 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20080

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Keywords: Microfinance; Microcredit Institutions; Moroccan Micro-companies; Adverse Selection; Moral Hazard; Principal/Agent Theory; Information Asymmetries.;

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