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Author:Armstrong, Craig E. 

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The importance of financial market development on the relationship between loan guarantees for SMEs and local market employment rates

We empirically examine whether a major government intervention in the small-firm credit market yields significantly better results in markets that are less financially developed. The government intervention that we investigate is SBA-guaranteed lending. The literature on financing small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) suggests that small firms may be exposed to a particular type of market failure associated with credit rationing. And SMEs in markets that are less financially developed will likely face a greater degree of this market failure. To test our hypothesis, we use the level of bank ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 1020

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