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unconstrained in both product and factor markets, finance has been widely identified as a potential constraint on entrepreneurial … activity due to either debt or equity gaps. However, in terms of externally supplied finance, it is arguably the availability … with the provision of debt finance, the nature of the relationship between bank and entrepreneur can be of considerable …
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This paper focuses on how political regimes affect financial development in Africa, contingent on religious-domination, income-levels and colonial-legacies. The main findings are summarized as follows. Authoritarian regimes have a higher propensity to effect policies that favour the development...
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The purpose of this paper is to research financial soundness indicators in Bosnia and Herzegovina banking sector, their …
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This paper examines the effect of banking on economic growth in modern Russia. To overcome simultaneity and selection …, we exploit regional banking variation induced by the creation of ?specialized banks? (spetsbanks) in the last years of … uncorrelated with 15 predictors of future growth, including pre-banking income, education, anti-market sentiment, institutional …
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During the last years the lending business has come under considerable competitive pressure and bank managers often express concern regarding its profitability vis-a-vis other activities. This paper tries to empirically identify factors that are able to explain the financial performance of bank...
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This dissertation consists of two essays on diversification benefits, return characteristics, and the performance of U.S.-based global government bond mutual funds. The first essay examines: (i) the performance of U.S.-based global government bond funds, (ii) the benefits of inclusion of...
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