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Foreign Banks in Poor Countries :, Theory and Evidence, Enrica Detragiache, Poonam Gupta, Thierry Tressel

We study how foreign bank penetration affects financial sector development in poor countries. A theoretical model shows that when foreign banks are better at monitoring highend customers than domestic banks, their entry benefits those customers but may hurt other customers and worsen welfare. The model also predicts that credit to the private sector should be lower in countries with more foreign bank penetration. In the empirical section, we show that, in poor countries, a stronger foreign bank presence is robustly associated with less credit to the private sector both in cross-sectional and panel tests. In addition, in countries with more foreign bank penetration, credit growth is slower and there is less access to credit. We find no adverse effects of foreign bank presence in more advanced countries
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON FOREIGN BANKS IN POOR COUNTRIES""; ""III. CREAM-SKIMMING EFFECTS OF FOREIGN BANK ENTRY: THEORY""; ""IV. THE EMPIRICAL TEST: METHODOLOGY AND DATA""; ""V. RESULTS FROM THE EMPIRICAL TESTS""; ""VI. CONCLUSIONS""; ""Appendix I. Welfare Comparison under Alternative Equilibria""; ""Appendix II. Data Definitions, Sources, and Summary Statistics for Lower- Income Countries""; ""References""
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non fiction
"January 2006."
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1 online resource (50 p.)
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