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Title:Banking competition, good or bad? The case of promoting micro and small enterprise finance in Kazakhstan PDF Logo
Authors:Schäfer, Dorothea
Siliverstovs, Boriss
Terberger, Eva
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:DIW-Diskussionspapiere 479
Abstract:Competition is claimed to be beneficial in development projects promoting micro and small enterprise finance although there are still some doubts whether these loans can be developed into a profitable business. Actually nothing is known about how many MSE banking units optimally should be created and supported in a certain region. Our research aims at shedding new light on this important issue in development finance. We employ a unique dataset from the Small Business Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Kazakhstan, and investigate which strategy contributes more to the overall program?s success: a strategy of building up several competing banking units targeted at MSE lending or a strategy of establishing regional monopolies.
Subjects:development finance
micro loans
competition
financial institution building
JEL:G21
O16
G28
O18
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DIW-Diskussionspapiere
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