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Finance and Private Sector Research

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A well-functioning financial system and a vigorous private sector are important drivers of growth and poverty reduction. Finance is central to private sector development and vice versa, and large parts of both sub-disciplines revolve around the behavior and performance of firms. Please see Finance and Private Sector Development for some of the policy messages that came out of our recent research and future directions. More »


Working Papers

Testing the Importance of Search Frictions, Matching, and Reservation Prestige Through Randomized Experiments in Jordan
Matthew Groh, David McKenzie, Nour Shammout , Tara Vishwanath
Working Paper 7030, September 2014

Benchmarking the Financial Performance, Growth, and Outreach of Greenfield Microfinance Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Robert Cull, Sven Harten, Ippei Nishida, Greta Bull
Working Paper 7029, September 2014

The African Financial Development and Financial Inclusion Gaps
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun “Qj” Qian, Lemma Senbet, and Patricio Valenzuela
Working Paper 7019, September 2014

SME Finance in Africa
Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull
Working Paper 7018, September 2014

The Impact of Credit Information Sharing Reforms on Firm Financing
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Sandeep Sing
Working Paper 7013, August 2014

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Last updated: 2014-09-22

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