Inclusive Financial Development


Inclusive Financial Development

9781800376373 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, David T. Llewellyn, Emeritus Professor of Money and Banking, Loughborough University and Victor Murinde, AXA Professor in Global Finance, School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 637 3 Extent: 352 pp
Inclusive Financial Development provides theoretical and empirical analyses of the nature of financial inclusion. The contributing authors explore the impediments to inclusion that exist around the world, the macro and stability implications, and the regulation dimension.

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Inclusive Financial Development provides theoretical and empirical analyses of the nature of financial inclusion. The contributing authors explore the impediments to inclusion that exist around the world, the macro and stability implications, and the regulation dimension.

With contributions from distinguished researchers, this book covers the main analytical and empirical issues in financial inclusion and its role in economic development. Chapters present a wide range of case studies illustrating topics such as mobile money, financial liberalization and bank efficiency, as well as highlighting the costs associated with financial exclusion and the various policy and regulatory measures that have been applied to lower the barriers to inclusion.

Offering a comprehensive exploration of financial inclusion and its impediments, this important book will be welcomed by students, researchers and policy makers interested in economic development and financial regulation.
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‘A great collection of contributions that analyse the different facets of financial inclusion in the developing world and that will push out the frontier of knowledge.’
– Thorsten Beck, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

‘Ahmad, Llewellyn and Murinde have edited a timely volume on access to finance and financial and economic development. At its core are thirteen contributions, many on African countries, resulting from research funded by the ESRC and the FDCO; with invited studies of other countries included. Progress from mobile money to information technology enabled financial intermediation is mapped and its impact gauged. Policy implications are that entry by, suitably regulated, technologically advanced financial institutions should be facilitated, and responsible banking fostered.’
– Andrew Mullineux, University of Birmingham, UK

‘For researchers and policy makers, this book is a true gold mine, not for the answers it offers, but for the critical questions it raises about the potential of financial inclusion to propel developing economies to higher levels of growth while ensuring that no citizen is left behind in the modernization process. The chapters offer compelling evidence on the role of financial inclusion as a potent tool for equitable development and leapfrogging in the developing world. The volume is of great interest for instructors and students of finance and economic development.’
– Léonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Contributors: Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, Joseph Ajefu, Imhotep Paul Alagidede, Mohammed Amidu, Ye Bai, Dirk Bezemer, Kalim Bukhari, Silke Bumann, Ayse Demir, Christopher J. Green, Rachel Hadar, Niels Hermes, Muazu Ibrahim, Haruna Issahaku, Fei Jiang, Desire Kouamé Kanga, Robert Lensink, David T. Llewellyn, Ronny Manos, Ali Mirzaei, Victor Murinde, Njuguna Ndung’u, Alex Oguso, Alvaro Reyes, Carlos Sakyi-Nyarko, Issouf Soumaré, Pia Weiss


Preface xvi
Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, David T. Llewellyn and Victor Murinde
1 Introduction: financial inclusion – an overview of key issues 1
David T. Llewellyn
2 Public policy for financial inclusion 13
David T. Llewellyn
3 Financial sector development and financial inclusion in
Africa: gaps, challenges and policy options 28
Njuguna Ndung’u and Alex Oguso
4 Mobile money and financial inclusion: an analytical survey 52
Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, Christopher J. Green and Fei Jiang
5 The impact of financial inclusion on sectoral economic growth 76
Ayse Demir, Joseph Ajefu, Kalim Bukhari and Victor Murinde
6 Does financial liberalization accentuate financial instability? 82
Dirk Bezemer, Silke Bumann and Robert Lensink
7 The rise of cross-border pan-African banks in the WAEMU 113
Issouf Soumaré, Kouamé Désiré Kanga and Victor Murinde
8 Kenya’s interbank market liquidity access: an insight from
network topology 134
Ye Bai, Pia Weiss, Victor Murinde and Christopher J. Green
9 The coexistence of formal and informal finance: new
evidence from the use of trade finance by farmers in Chile 170
Alvaro Reyes, Robert Lensink and Niels Hermes
10 Mobile money, financial inclusion and poverty: key results
from two new surveys in Ghana 189
Fei Jiang, Carlos Sakyi-Nyarko, Ahmad Hassan Ahmad
and Christopher J. Green
11 Does bank efficiency enhance industry growth in
developing countries? 226
Ali Mirzaei and Tomoe Moore
12 Threshold effects of financial access on income inequality
in Africa: empirics and policy implications 243
Imhotep Paul Alagidede and Muazu Ibrahim
13 Government policy and financial inclusion: analyzing the
impact of the Indian national mission for financial inclusion 267
Rachel Hadar and Ronny Manos
14 Inclusive finance, financial literacy and livelihood
activities of households in Ghana 295
Mohammed Amidu, Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Haruna Issahaku
15 Concluding remarks and implications for future research 321
Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, David T. Llewellyn and
Victor Murinde

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