Simplice A., Asongu (2011): Finance and inequality: exploring pro-poor investment channels in Africa.
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Hitherto very few studies on the inequality-finance(investment) nexus have focused on the African continent owing to lack of relevant data. This paper integrates previously missing investment and financial components in the assessment of how finance affects pro-poor investment channels. Findings reveal, but for the case of foreign investment, financial development dynamics of depth, efficiency, activity and size have an equalizing effect on income distribution through private, public and domestic investment channels. As a policy implication investment-targeted financial reforms that aim to curb poverty should take account of the disequalizing income-effect of foreign investment in undeveloped countries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Finance and inequality: exploring pro-poor investment channels in Africa|
|Keywords:||Finance; Investment; Poverty; Inequality; Africa|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E25 - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D60 - General
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||25. Nov 2011 12:49|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 22:18|
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