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Do state owned banks promote growth? Cross-country evidence for manufacturing industries

  • Galindo, Arturo
  • Micco, Alejandro

This paper tests the efficiency of different structures of bank ownership in terms of its ability to target manufacturing sectors in need of credit. We find that state- owned banks do not play a significant role in the development of industries that rely more on external finance and/or that have less tangible assets to pledge as collateral.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 84 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 371-376

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