The Household Finance Landscape in Emerging Economies

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Cristian Badarinza

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Vimal Balasubramaniam

Warwick Business School Finance Group

Tarun Ramadorai

Imperial College London; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: November 8, 2018

Abstract

We survey the household finance landscape in emerging economies. We first present statistics on household balance sheets from official micro-surveys in countries comprising 45% of the global population: China, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, and South Africa. We contrast these patterns with those in data from advanced economies. We then survey the nascent literature on household finance in emerging economies and discuss areas of overlap with the more well-established literature on household finance in advanced economies, as well as the large body of literature on development finance. We highlight useful directions for future research.

Keywords: Household finance, real estate, development, credit, insurance, emerging economies

JEL Classification: D1, G00

Suggested Citation

Badarinza, Cristian and Balasubramaniam, Vimal and Ramadorai, Tarun, The Household Finance Landscape in Emerging Economies (November 8, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Cristian Badarinza

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Bukit Timah Road 469 G
Singapore, 117591
Singapore

Vimal Balasubramaniam (Contact Author)

Warwick Business School Finance Group ( email )

Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Great Britain

Tarun Ramadorai

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.tarunramadorai.com

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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