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Credit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development

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  • Bianchi, Milo

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In this paper, we formalize the view that economic development requires high rates of productive entrepreneurship, and this requires an efficient matching between entrepreneurial talent and production echnologies. We first explore the role of financial development in promoting such efficient allocation of talent, which results in higher production, job creation and social mobility. We then show how different levels of financial development may endogenously arise in a setting in which financial constraints depend on individual incentives to misbehave, these incentives depend on how many jobs are available, and this in turn depends on the level of financial development. Such complementarity between labour market and financial marketdevelopment may generate highly divergent development paths even for countries with very similar initial

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper RP2009/20.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Keywords: credit constraints; allocation of entrepreneurial talent; productive and unproductive entrepreneurs; economic development;

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  1. Zhang, Weiying & Cooper, W.W. & Deng, Honghui & Parker, Barnett R. & Ruefli, Timothy W., 2010. "Entrepreneurial talent and economic development in China," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 178-192, December.
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  3. Saraswat, Deepak, 2011. "Effect of employment guarantee on access to credit: Evidence from rural India," MPRA Paper 34671, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 Nov 2011.

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