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Law, Finance and Investment: does legal origin matter in Africa?

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  • Asongu Simplice

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This paper assesses if legal origin explains domestic, foreign, private and public investments through financial intermediary channels of depth, efficiency, activity and size. The findings show that legal origin matters in the finance-investment nexus, though its ability to explain aggregate investment dynamics only through financial intermediary channels is limited in the cases of private and public investments.

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  • Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Law, Finance and Investment: does legal origin matter in Africa?," Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. 11/013, African Governance and Development Institute..
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    Keywords

    Law; Finance; Investment; Developing countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General
    • K40 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - General
    • P50 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - General

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