The Developing Economies
© 2014 Institute of Developing Economies
Edited By: Shujiro Urata
Impact Factor: 0.424
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 52/55 (Planning & Development); 247/333 (Economics)
Online ISSN: 1746-1049
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The Determinants of Corruption: Cross-Country-Panel-Data Analysis
Nasr G. Elbahnasawy and Charles F. Revier
Entrepreneurial human capital and micro and small business in Lao PDR
Phanhpakit Onphanhdala and Terukazu Suruga
Liquidity Crises and Corporate Cash Holdings in Chile
Roberto Álvarez, Andrés Sagner and Carla Valdivia
Aspects of the Indian economy
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The Developing Economies publishes original research articles dealing with empirical and comparative studies on social sciences relating to developing countries. It provides an opportunity for discussions and exchanges across the widest spectrum of scholarly opinions in relation to problems confronted by countries on the road to development.
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In general, formal financial services are not available to poor people because of high interest rates, collateral requirements, complicated application procedures, and long admissions processing. Microfinance provides access to financial services that can help to reduce poverty by both promoting opportunities and facilitating empowerment.
This special issue of The Developing Economies explores the microfinance revolution. You can read the entire special issue online or jump directly to the articles that interest you:
Microfinance revolution: Its effects, innovations, and challenges
Hisaki Kono and Kazushi Takahashi
Why is the take-up of microinsurance so low? Evidence from a health insurance scheme in India
Seiro Ito and Hisaki Kono
Microfinance penetration and its influence on credit choice in Indonesia: Evidence from a household panel survey
Kazunari Tsukada, Takayuki Higashikata and Kazushi Takahashi
The short-term poverty impact of small-scale, collaterral-free microcredit in Indonesia: A matching estimator approach
Kazushi Takahashi, Takayuki Higashikata and Kazunari Tsukada