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Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Investment?: Micro Evidence from Developing Countries

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  • Galindo, Arturo
  • Schiantarelli, Fabio
  • Weiss, Andrew

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In this paper, It has been addressed this question using firm-level panel data from 12 developing countries. It was also developed a summary index of the efficiency of investment allocation that measures whether, and to what extent, investment funds are going to firms with a higher marginal return to capital. Then it was examined the relationship between this index and various measures of financial liberalization. The results suggested that in the majority of cases financial reform has led to an increase in the efficiency with which investment funds are allocated.

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  • Galindo, Arturo & Schiantarelli, Fabio & Weiss, Andrew, 2011. "Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Investment?: Micro Evidence from Developing Countries," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1434, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    developing countries; WP-467; micro evidence; investment; financial liberalization;
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    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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