E-Finance in Emerging Markets: Is Leapfrogging Possible?

88 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2001

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Stijn Claessens

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Thomas Glaessner

World Bank

Daniela Klingebiel

World Bank - Policy Unit

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Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

The paper analyzes the provision of electronic financial services in countries, the impact of e-finance on the financial systems, and the leapfrogging opportunities for emerging markets. The authors address new policy issues and the role of government intervention in the light of these developments. Special focus is given to models of financial sector development that enable and promote e-finance in banking, capital markets, insurance, housing finance and microfinance areas, drawing on innovative applications from the industrialized and the developing world.

Keywords: Financial services, emerging markets, electronic finance, public policy, regulation

JEL Classification: G20, G28, G15, G18, G10

Suggested Citation

Claessens, Stijn and Glaessner, Thomas and Klingebiel, Daniela, E-Finance in Emerging Markets: Is Leapfrogging Possible? (June 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=280794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.280794

Stijn Claessens

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) ( email )

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Thomas Glaessner

World Bank

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Daniela Klingebiel (Contact Author)

World Bank - Policy Unit ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
United States
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