Law, Institutions, and Finance in China and India [chapter]

Franklin Allen, Rajesh Chakrabarti, Sankar De, Jun 'QJ' Qian, Meijun Qian
2010 Emerging Giants  
In this paper we examine and compare the legal and institutional set-ups in China and India. China differs from most of the countries studied in the law, institutions, finance, and growth literature: Its legal and financial systems as well as institutions are all underdeveloped, but its economy has been growing at a very fast rate. Despite its English common-law origin and British-style judicial system and democratic government, there is enough documented evidence to suggest that the effective
more » ... that the effective level of investor protection and the quality of legal institutions in India are quite weak as well. However, this has evidently not prohibited growth in either country. Small and high growth firms in both countries make extensive use of informal and relationship-based arrangements to finance growth.
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575077.003.0005 fatcat:shcywuwbfreynbamhmdwxlbac4