Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149948
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Roux, Sara Le
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/16/024
Abstract: 
This study investigates loan price and quantity effects of information sharing offices with ICT, in a panel of 162 banks consisting of 42 African countries for the period 2001-2011.The empirical evidence is based on Generalised Method of Moments and Instrumental Quantile Regressions. Our findings broadly show that ICT with public credit registries decrease the price of loans and increase the quantity of loans. While the net effects from the interaction of ICT with private credit bureaus do not lead to enhanced financial access, corresponding marginal effects show that ICT can complement private credit bureaus to increase loan quantity and decrease loan prices when certain thresholds of ICT are attained. We compute and discuss the ICT thresholds that are required to make this possible.
Subjects: 
Financial access
Information asymmetry
ICT
JEL: 
G20
G29
L96
O40
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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