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Access to Credit: Microenterprises in Turkey

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  • Alper Duman

    () (Department of Economics, Izmir University of Economics)

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Access to external nance for small and medium enterprises is vital for survival and growth of such rms. In this paper we have analyzed the determinants of access to credit in microenterprises of Turkey. We use a unique dataset covering a large sample of microenterprises. We nd that size and signals of wealth positively a ect the likelihood of getting a formal credit.

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  • Alper Duman, 2009. "Access to Credit: Microenterprises in Turkey," Working Papers 0905, Izmir University of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:izm:wpaper:0905
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    Keywords

    Credit Markets; Informal Firms;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements

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