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dc.contributor.authorSchäfer, Dorotheaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiliverstovs, Borissen_US
dc.contributor.authorTerberger, Evaen_US
dc.description.abstractCompetition 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.en_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 479en_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopment financeen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro loansen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinancial institution buildingen_US
dc.titleBanking competition, good or bad? The case of promoting micro and small enterprise finance in Kazakhstanen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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