Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/113764
Authors: 
Alimukhamedova, Nargiza
Filer, Randall
Hanousek, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5433
Abstract: 
The geographic distance between a household and financial institutions may constitute a significant obstacle to achieving the benefits of modern financial institutions. We measure the impact of improved distance-related access to microcredits in Uzbekistan. Residents living closer to microfinance institutions are propensity score matched to those further away using both household and village characteristics. Households located closer to microfinance institutions have larger businesses in terms of income, profits and employees than similar households located further away. Similarly, they spend more on most forms of consumption and have greater savings.
Subjects: 
microcredit
microfinance institutions
geographic access
JEL: 
O16
C34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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