Does bank competition promote financial inclusion? A cross-country evidence

Pham, T, Nguyen, T and Nguyen, K 2019, 'Does bank competition promote financial inclusion? A cross-country evidence', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 26, no. 13, pp. 1133-1137.

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Title Does bank competition promote financial inclusion? A cross-country evidence
Author(s) Pham, T
Nguyen, T
Nguyen, K
Year 2019
Journal name Applied Economics Letters
Volume number 26
Issue number 13
Start page 1133
End page 1137
Total pages 5
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract The idea of financial inclusion has recently been discussed as one of the key strategies to enhance economic development (World Bank 2014). We move this discussion forward by examining if bank competition is a crucial component enforcing financial inclusion, which is arguably a finance supply-side driven process. In this study, we compute the financial inclusion index built on Sarma (2008) approach to better reflect banks' willingness and capability to provide financial services. Applying System Generalized Method of Moments to the panel of 93 countries, we find that bank competition promotes financial inclusion.
Subject Finance
Keyword(s) bank competition
Financial inclusion
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13504851.2018.1540833
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1350-4851
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