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INFORMATION ASYMMETRY, FINANCIALISATION AND FINANCIAL ACCESS

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 3004, Working Papers 1 from Office Of The Chief Economist, Development Bank of Nigeria

Abstract: This study investigates whether information sharing channels that are meant to reduce information asymmetry have led to an increase in financial access. The study employs a Generalised Method of Moments technique using data from 53 African countries during the period from 2004-2011 to examine this linkage. Information sharing channels are theoretically designed to promote the formal financial sector and discourage the informal financial sector. The study uses two information sharing channels: private credit bureaus and public credit registries.

Keywords: Information asymmetry; Financialisation; Financial Access; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cfn, nep-fdg, nep-iue and nep-pay
Date: 2018-06
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