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Transactions Costs and the Viability of Rural Financial Intermediaries


  • Untalan, Teodoro S.
  • Cuevas, Carlos E.


In its attempt to examine the transaction cost of banks, this study develops a method of estimating transaction cost for each bank activity. It also explains the differences and the composition cost among commercial private development and rural banks. Results in this paper is hoped to improve the efficient functioning of the formal financial system.

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  • Untalan, Teodoro S. & Cuevas, Carlos E., 1988. "Transactions Costs and the Viability of Rural Financial Intermediaries," Working Papers WP 1988-18, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:wpaper:wp_1988-18

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    1. Lamberte, Mario B., 1987. "Comparative Bank Study: A Background Paper," Working Papers WP 1987-04, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    1. Tolentino, V. Bruce J., 1988. "Thirty-Three Facts About Philippine Agricultural Credit," Philippine Journal of Development JPD 1988 Vol. XV No. 2-e, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.


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