Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162576
Authors: 
Fu, Tong
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2017-35
Abstract: 
The existing literature suggests that economic institutions determine the allocation of resources for economic growth. As an important counterexample, although China has one of the world's fastest-growing economies, its legal and financial systems are underdeveloped. With evidence from China, the author confirms that government intervention positively and causally determines firms' access to credit. He further provides evidence that government intervention enables firms' profit through facilitating access to credit. This evidence confirms that the mechanism of government intervention allows firms' access to credit and then enables the firms to obtain relatively large profit. Ultimately, this paper reveals that, in the absence of effective economic institutions, government intervention channels the allocation of capital.
Subjects: 
access to credit
government intervention
mediation effect
JEL: 
O17
G21
G28
C51
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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