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Growth, Inequality, Poverty, and Financial Deepening

Robert M. Townsend

in Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199533237
eISBN:
9780191594892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533237.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents the salient facts related to growth, inequality, financial deepening, and policy variation. Growth has been high over the past fifty years, with the exception of 1997 when a ... More


Financial Innovation and Financial Inclusion: Insights from a Practitioner

Bob Collymore

in 50 Years of Central Banking in Kenya

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851820
eISBN:
9780191886508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851820.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter was written before the untimely death of Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom (the Kenyan telecommunications company). In many ways, the chapter offers testimony to his ... More


Mobile Banking: The Impact of M-Pesa in Kenya

Isaac Mbiti and David N. Weil

in African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

M-Pesa is a mobile phone based money transfer system in Kenya which grew at a blistering pace following its inception in 2007. We examine how M-Pesa is used as well as its economic impacts. Analyzing ... More


Debt Management

Thordur Jonasson, Michael G. Papaioannou, and Mike Williams

in Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198850823
eISBN:
9780191885693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850823.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Chapter 4 illustrated the factors that can undermine debt sustainability; this chapter builds on that by exploring the role of debt managers in reducing these risks. The chapter begins with the ... More


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