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Claudio Lupi
''Are credit constraints in Italy really more binding in the South?''
( 2005, Vol. 3 No.35 )
This paper is motivated by a very practical question: are there significant geographical differences in the accessibility to the credit market on the part of Italian households? The investigation is carried using robust probit model. Estimation is carried out in a Bayesian framework. The results are somewhat surprising, showing that the area where households are more likely to be credit constrained is not the South, as could be easily imagined, but rather the highly developed and industrialized North-West.
JEL: C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 29 2005 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 20 2005

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