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Relationship-based and arms-length financial systems -- a European perspective

  • Wolf, Holger
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    This paper surveys the debate on arms-length and relationship-based financial systems with a special focus on the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. The paper argues that while the initial dominance of relationship-based systems in the region is consistent with the implications of the theoretical literature, the subsequent improvements in supporting institutions coupled with structural changes suggests a greater scope for arms-length elements going forward.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5833.

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    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5833
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