FINANCIAL RESTRAINT, BANKING AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

In this paper, arguments and evidence is presented which leads the author to conclude that the structure and imperfections of the financial markets does influence the course of economic growth. In particular, it is concluded that due to a monopoly structure in rural banking, an agricultural credit system which has helped induce a labor saving technology, and private and public flow of funds that impediments to rural development and incentives for rural out migration have been created. Although this is only one of a number of forces operating to cause the post war growth pattern, this financial structure is a key causative element and must be dealt with to initiate a successful rural development strategy.


Issue Date:
1974
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/13701
Total Pages:
14
Series Statement:
Staff Paper P74-1




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