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Repayment Performance in Group Lending Programs: A Survey

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This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on group lending programs in developing countries, with a focus on the determinants of repayment performance.

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  • Joel M. Guttman, 2006. "Repayment Performance in Group Lending Programs: A Survey," NFI Working Papers 2006-WP-01, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
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    1. Joel M. Guttman, 2006. "Assortative Matching, Adverse Selection,and Group Lending," NFI Working Papers 2006-WP-07, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
    2. Joel M. Guttman, 2006. "Moral Hazard and Repayment Performance Under Group Lending," NFI Working Papers 2006-WP-03, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
    3. Guttman, Joel M., 2008. "Assortative matching, adverse selection, and group lending," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 51-56, August.
    4. Joel M. Guttman, 2010. "Reputation, Trust and the Logic of Group Lending," NFI Working Papers 2010-WP-02, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
    5. Deininger, Klaus & Liu, Yanyan, 2009. "Determinants of repayment performance in Indian micro-credit groups," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4885, The World Bank.
    6. Joel M. Guttman, 2007. "Repayment Performance in Microcredit Programs: Theory and Evidence," NFI Working Papers 2007-WP-11, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.

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