Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149947
Authors: 
Tchamyou, Vanessa
Asongu, Simplice
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/16/023
Abstract: 
This study investigates the effect information sharing has on financial sector development in 53 African countries for the period 2004-2011. Information sharing is measured with private credit bureaus and public credit registries. Hitherto unexplored dimensions of financial sector development are employed, namely: financial sector dynamics of formalization, informalization and non-formalization. The empirical evidence is based on Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Generalised Method of Moments (GMM). The following findings are established. Information sharing bureaus increase (reduce) formal (informal/non-formal) financial sector development. In order to ensure that information sharing bureaus improve (decrease) formal (informal/non-formal) financial development, public credit registries should have between 45.45 and 50 percent coverage while private credit bureaus should have at least 26.25 percent coverage.
Subjects: 
Information sharing
Banking
Africa
JEL: 
G20
G29
L96
O40
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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