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World Bank Development Research Group Finance

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Works: 226 works in 430 publications in 1 language and 5,959 library holdings
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332.1
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Market discipline and financial safety net design by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
It is difficult to design and implement an effective safety net for banks, because overgenerous protection of banks may introduce a risk-enhancing moral hazard and destabilize the very system it is meant to protect. The safety net that policymakers design must provide the right mix of market and regulatory discipline, enough to protect depositors without unduly undermining market discipline on banks
The credit channel at work : lessons from the Republic of Korea's financial crisis by Giovanni Ferri( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
When negative monetary and financial shocks hit the Korean economy, reactions in the financial system amplified the impact of the shocks by reducing the credit available and increasing its cost. This particularly hurt segments of the economy that rely heavily on bank credit for external financing, such as small and medium-sized enterprises
Provincial bank privatization in Argentina : the why, the how, and the so what? by George R. G Clarke( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Will the Euro trigger more monetary unions in Africa? by Patrick Honohan( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The arrival of the euro widens the options for a common peg for African currencies but need not shift the balance of advantages in favor of adopting several common currency arrangements in Africa
Financial and legal constraints to firm growth does size matter? by Thorsten Beck( file )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Designing financial safety nets to fit country circumstances by Edward J Kane( file )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
For optimal regulation, one size does not fit all. Differences in countries' informational and contracting environments (in the transparency of information, in protection for counterparties, and in political accountability), influence the design of their financial safety nets and their strategies for managing the breakdown of those nets
The value of relationship banking during financial crises evidence from the Republic of Korea by Giovanni Ferri( file )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Relationship banking, with surviving banks, has a positive value during a systemic financial crisis. For many viable small and medium-size businesses in the Republic of Korea, relationship banking reduced liquidity constraints and thus diminished the probability of unwarranted bankruptcy during the country's financial crisis of 1997-98
Global capital flows and financing constraints by Ann E Harrison( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Firms often cite financing constraints as one of their primary obstacles to investment. Global capital flows, by bringing in scarce capital, may ease host-country firms' financing constraints. However, if incoming foreign investors borrow heavily from domestic basnks, direct foreign investment (DFI) may exacerbate financing constraints by crowding host country firms out of domestic capital markets. Combininb a unique cross-country firm-level panel with time-series data on restrictions on international transactions and capital flows, we find that different measures of global flows are associated with a reduction in firm-level financing constraints. First, we show that one type of capital inflow--DFI--is associated with a reduction in financing constraints. Second, we test whether restrictions on international transactions affect firms' financing constraints. Our results suggest that only one type of restriction--those on capital account transactions--negatively affect firms' financing constraints. We also show that multinational firms are not financially constrained and do not appear to be sensitive to the level of DFI. This implies that DFI eases financing constraints for non-multinational firms. Finally, we show that DFI only eases financing constraints in the non-G7 countries
The effect of foreign entry on Argentina's domestic banking sector by George R. G Clarke( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Bank-based and market-based financial systems : cross-country comparisons by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America does bank origin matter? by George Clarke( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Do foreign banks lend less to small and medium enterprises than domestic banks in Developing countries? Analysis of data from four countries in Latin America suggests that although small foreign banks lend less than small domestic banks, the difference for large banks is considerably less
Deposit insurance and financial development by Robert J Cull( file )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Do deposit insurance programs contribute to financial developmen? Yes, but only if the regulatory environment is sound
Deposit dollarization and the financial sector in emerging economies by Patrick Honohan( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
An increasing share of bank deposits in developing countries is denominated in foreign currency. This trend may have adverse implications for the cost and availability of credit
Corporate governance, investor protection, and performance in emerging markets by Leora Klapper( file )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Exchange rate risk management : evidence fron East Asia by George Allayannis( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
In a large sample of East Asian nonfinancial corporations, firms using foreign currency derivatives had distinctive characteristics, such as larger size and foreign debt exposures. Unlike in studies of U.S. firms, there was only weak evidence that liquidity-constrained firms with greater growth opportunities hedged more. Firms appeared to use foreign earnings as a substitute for hedging with derivatives, and to engage in "selective" hedging. There was no evidence that East Asian firms eliminated their foreign exchange exposure by using derivatives. And firms using derivatives before the crisis performed just as poorly as nonhedgers during the crisis
The Swiss multi-pillar pension system : triumph of common sense? by Monika Queisser( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Switzerland is the first country to have publicly articulated the benefits of a multi-pillar approach to pensions and the first OECD country to have mandated that employers provide occupational pension plans for their employees. Not surprising, the Swiss system has many unique and attractive features
Why privatize? : the case of Argentina's public provincial banks by George R. G Clarke( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Financial safety nets and incentive structures in Latin America by Philip Lawton Brock( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Funding growth in bank-based and market-based financial systems evidence from firm-level data by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
How the relative development of a country's stock market and banking system affects firms' growth is closely tied to how well developed the country's contracting environment is. How differences in the contracting environment affect the relative development of the stock market or banking system may have implications for which firms and which projects get financing
Financial dependence and international trade by Thorsten Beck( file )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Does financial development translate into a comparative advantage in industries that use more external finance? Yes, it does
 
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