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The Functions Of Financial Intermediation - A Survey

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  • Andries Marius Alin

    (Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi)

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Traditional theories of intermediation are based on transaction costs and asymmetric information. In recent decades although transaction costs and asymmetric information have declined, intermediation has increased. New markets for financial futures and options are mainly markets for intermediaries rather than individuals or firms. In this paper we survey the last theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation and functions of financial intermediation. We discuss the functions of intermediation in this new context.

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  • Andries Marius Alin, 2009. "The Functions Of Financial Intermediation - A Survey," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 1(9), pages 53-59, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:1:y:2009:i:9:p:53-59
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    Keywords

    financial intermediation; asymmetric information; survey;

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    • G00 - Financial Economics - - General - - - General

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