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The role of banks in financing small and medium firms

  • Bertocco Giancarlo


    (Department of Economics, University of Insubria, Italy)

Up to a few years ago, economic theory did not pay any attention to the topic of firm financing. This situation has changed in recent years thanks to the development of a theorical approach that has applied the conclusions of information economics to the analysis of the working of the financial markets. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the fact that the asymmetric information approach does not constitute the only theoretical framework which gives prominence to the issue of firm financing; a meaningful theory could be elaborated on the basis of the works of Keynes and Schumpeter. The aim of this paper is to highlight the most significant differences between these two approaches.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Insubria in its series Economics and Quantitative Methods with number qf0308.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ins:quaeco:qf0308
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