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Financial openness, market structure and private credit: An empirical investigation

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  • Fischer, Ronald
  • Valenzuela, Patricio

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Consistent with recent theoretical models, this paper finds that financial openness has a positive effect on private credit in economies characterized by a competitive banking sector, but that this effect vanishes and even becomes negative in economies with imperfect banking competition.

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  • Fischer, Ronald & Valenzuela, Patricio, 2013. "Financial openness, market structure and private credit: An empirical investigation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 478-481.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:3:p:478-481
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.10.009
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    Keywords

    Competition; Financial openness; Financial development;
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    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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