EconLit Content Type: Journals

The number of journals indexed in EconLit has grown from 182 periodicals in 1969 to over 1,000 journals today. Coverage includes nearly one million journal articles from 74 countries, most of which are in English or with English summaries.

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Sample EconLit Journal Record

TITLE: Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam

AUTHOR(s): McMillan, John; Woodruff, Christopher

AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Stanford U; Stanford U

SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): Quarterly Journal of Economics; 114(4), November 1999, pages 1285-1320.

DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal Article


SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS: Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment Financial Intermediation (O160); Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions (P310); Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation (L140); Contracts; Firm; Firms; Network


ABSTRACT: Trading relations in Vietnam's emerging private sector are shaped by two market frictions: the difficulty of locating trading partners and the absence of legal enforcement of contracts. Examining relational contracting, we find that a firm trusts its customer enough to offer credit when the customer finds it hard to locate an alternative supplier. A longer duration of trading relationship is associated with larger credit, as is prior information gathering. Customers identified through business networks receive more credit. These network effects are enduring, suggesting that networks are used to sanction defaulting customers.


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