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THREE ESSAYS ON FINANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

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dc.contributor.advisor White, Lawrence H.
dc.contributor.author Burns, Scott Andrew
dc.creator Burns, Scott Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-21T19:17:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-21T19:17:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11138
dc.description.abstract My dissertation is composed of three chapters on the relationship between finance and economic development. Today, most economists agree that financial development plays a critical role in the economic development process. Over the past few decades, the debate has shifted to examining why financial markets seem to play such a fundamental role in the development process. In the first chapter of my dissertation, I show that many of the explanations that have been put forward over the past few decades in the financial development and endogenous growth literature for why financial development spurs economic development were anticipated by scholars in the Austrian school of economics. In particular, I argue that their emphasis on the heterogeneity of capital, the importance of private “capitalist-entrepreneurs” in allocating savings to their highest productive use, and the dangers of government planning and control over the financial sector play an absolutely essential role in understanding why finance matters and what policies ought to be implemented in order to promote financial and hence economic development.
dc.format.extent 156 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2017 Scott Andrew Burns
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Financial Development en_US
dc.subject Macroeconomics en_US
dc.subject Mobile Money en_US
dc.subject Monetary Economics en_US
dc.title THREE ESSAYS ON FINANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Economics
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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