A Framework for Financial Market Development

Author/Editor:

Ralph Chami ; Sunil Sharma ; Connel Fullenkamp

Publication Date:

July 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper proposes a framework for examining the process of financial market development. The framework, consistent with the functional view of financial system design, is anchored in studying the incentives facing the key players in financial markets-borrowers, lenders, liquidity providers, and regulators-whose actions determine whether and how markets develop. While different financial instruments embody different concessions by borrowers and lenders, the framework emphasizes the two main compromises: the tradeoffs between maturity and collateral, and between seniority and control. The framework is used to analyze the sequencing of financial market development.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/156

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451873030/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009156

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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