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Cooperative banks and local economic growth

Coccorese, Paolo; Shaffer, Sherrill


This paper analyses the impact of cooperative banks on local economic development. Italian municipality data indicate that cooperative banks – more than conventional banks – are associated with enhanced income, employment and firms’ growth rates. This evidence is consistent with several other studies indicating a distinct role of cooperative banks in supporting traditional credit provision to local borrowers.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1802003


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