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Government ownership of banks, job creation opportunities and employment growth


  • Gur, Nurullah


In this paper, we investigate the effect of government ownership of banks on employment growth. Our empirical results show that government ownership of banks reduces employment growth in industries with higher job creation opportunities.

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  • Gur, Nurullah, 2012. "Government ownership of banks, job creation opportunities and employment growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 509-512.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:509-512 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.039

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    Government-owned banks; Credit market imperfections; Employment;

    JEL classification:

    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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