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Social and financial exclusion: the role of microfinance


  • Leonardo Becchetti
  • Arnoud W. Boot
  • Robert Lensink
  • Alberto Zazzaro


Traditional banks have proved to have severe limits in mitigating financial exclusion. The microfinancerevolution is intended to address this problem by devising new approaches which ease credit accessfor poor and uncollateralized borrowers. In this introductory essay we present a special issue of theRivista Italiana degli Economisti on the role of microfinance in alleviating social and financial exclusion.

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  • Leonardo Becchetti & Arnoud W. Boot & Robert Lensink & Alberto Zazzaro, 2013. "Social and financial exclusion: the role of microfinance," Rivista italiana degli economisti, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 293-298.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:jqat1f:doi:10.1427/74918:y:2013:i:3:p:293-298

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