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Financial development, institutions and banks

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  • Marcelin, Isaac
  • Mathur, Ike

This paper presents a framework for understanding the interactions between political and legal institutions, property rights protection, and their implications for financial development. Whereas the literature has answered questions on why some countries lag behind in terms of financial and economic development, the current study suggests how to get around some institutional attributes to spearhead financial intermediation and economic growth through a set of institutional, information, and banking reforms. It finds little support that common law legal heritage is more suitable than French civil law for some key features of financial development. It concludes that types of institutional and market reforms are more relevant to financial intermediation than legal systems. It proposes some ways forward to increase financial intermediation; and expects, over the long run, the proposed approach to financial development to be beneficial for a number of developing countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Financial Analysis.

Volume (Year): 31 (2014)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 25-33

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finana:v:31:y:2014:i:c:p:25-33
DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2013.09.003
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