Financial Structures

Jose A. Ocampo, Codrina Rada & Lance Taylor
The financial side of an economy undergoes structural change through the development process. There is no strict progression of financial development and initial conditions matter. But, broadly speaking, new financial structures gradually evolve, in a process that can be seen as a sequence of five "stages" of increasing financial complexity. Understanding financial structures is crucial for the analysis of macroeconomic policy in Chapter 7, since they can increase policy flexibility but can also constrain policy...
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