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Title:Institutional analysis of financial market fragmentation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A risk-cost configuration approach PDF Logo
Authors:Nissanke, Machiko
Aryeetey, Ernest
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/87
Abstract:The paper examines the source of financial market fragmentation in sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of institutional economics. Based on fieldwork data from Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania, it analyses financial risk management, the transaction costs for loan screening and monitoring, and contract enforcement. It shows how, faced with various institutional constraints, the range of clientele selected by formal and informal lenders becomes both narrow and at the extreme market-ends. It evaluates the prevailing state of managing risks for market structure, and binding institutional constraints for market transformation and deepening in sub-Saharan Africa.
Subjects:financial markets
risk-cost analysis
sub-Saharan Africa
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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