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Rentabilidad y tamaño de préstamo de las microfinanzas en México. Un estudio de caso


  • Pablo Cotler

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México)

  • Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México)


The Mexican microfinance industry is evolving. Members were previously non-profit informal institutions. Today many of them are supervised either by the government or the market. Even though such transformation carries some benefits, there is concern that it will induce a change in their market niche and orient their financial products towards greater income families. A panel data allows us to examine the validity of such concern and gives us information on how to diminish the conflict that seems to exist between the search for financial yields and the social objective that microfinance institutions pursue.

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  • Pablo Cotler & Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia, 2008. "Rentabilidad y tamaño de préstamo de las microfinanzas en México. Un estudio de caso," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(2), pages 149-169, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:17:y:2008:i:2:p:149-169

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    1. Nogales Carvajal, Cristian Ricardo, 2008. "El éxito de la autorregulación de las instituciones microfinancieras en Bolivia: una prueba empírica [The success of micro financial institutions' auto-regulation: empiric evidence of the Bolivian ," MPRA Paper 53018, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2008.
    2. Adriana Ramírez Rocha & Mauricio Cervantes Zepeda & Luis Arturo Bernal Ponce, 2019. "The determinants of outreach and profitability in MFI's: a structural equation approach," Remef - Revista Mexicana de Economía y Finanzas Nueva Época REMEF (The Mexican Journal of Economics and Finance), Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas, IMEF, vol. 14(1), pages 129-146, Enero-Mar.
    3. Miranda-Reyna, Montserrat & Carrillo-Urbina, Gilberto Jaime, 2017. "Impacto de los indicadores financieros en el desempeño de las instituciones microfinancieras en México: un estudio de panel desbalanceado," eseconomía, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, vol. 12(46), pages 41-60, Primer se.

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    microfinance; profitability; market niche; Mexico.;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure


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