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Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)

Since the 1990s, financial systems around the world, and especially those in developing countries, have gained in soundness, depth, and diversity, prompted in part by a series of financial sector and macroeconomic reforms aimed at fostering a market-driven economy in which finance plays a central role. ... See More +

Publication 83498 DEC 17, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Anginer, Deniz; Auqui, Martin; Calderon, Cesar; Ceballos, Francisco; Cortes, Mariano; De la Torre, Augusto; D'Hulster, Katia; Dijkman, Miquel; Feyen, Erik; Gutierrez, Eva; Heysen, Socorro; Ize, Alain; Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Raddatz, Claudio; Seelig, Steven A.; Serven, Luis; Williams, Thomas Disclosed

How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ? (English)

This paper examines how corporate governance and executive compensation affected bank capitalization strategies for an international sample of banks in 2003-2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6636 OCT 01, 2013

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin Disclosed

How does deposit insurance affect bank risk ? evidence from the recent crisis (English)

Deposit insurance is widely offered in a number of countries as part of a financial system safety net to promote stability. An unintended consequence of deposit insurance is the reduction in the incentive of depositors to monitor banks, which leads to excessive risk-taking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6289 DEC 01, 2012

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Zhu, Min Disclosed

How does bank competition affect systemic stability ? (English)

Using bank level measures of competition and co-dependence, the authors show a robust positive relationship between bank competition and systemic stability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5981 FEB 01, 2012

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Zhu, Min Disclosed

Risk absorption by the state: when is it good public policy ? (English)

The global financial crisis brought public guarantees to the forefront of the policy debate. Based on a review of the theoretical foundations of public guarantees, this paper concludes that the commonly used justifications for public guarantees based solely on agency frictions (such as adverse selection or lack of collateral) and/or un-internalized externalities are flawed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5893 DEC 01, 2011

Anginer, Deniz; de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain Disclosed

Has the global banking system become more fragile over time ? (English)

This paper examines time-series and cross-country variations in default risk co-dependence in the global banking system. The authors construct a default risk measure for all publicly traded banks using the Merton contingent claim model, and examine the evolution of the correlation structure of default risk for more than 1,800 banks in more than 60 countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5849 OCT 01, 2011

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli Disclosed

The Chrysler effect : the impact of the Chrysler bailout on borrowing costs (English)

Did the U.S. government's intervention in the Chrysler reorganization overturn bankruptcy law? Critics argue that the government-sponsored reorganization impermissibly elevated claims of the auto union over those of Chrysler's other creditors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5462 OCT 01, 2010

Anginer, Deniz; Warburton, A. Joseph Disclosed

Liquidity clienteles : transaction costs and investment decisions of individual investors (English)

Theoretical papers link the liquidity premium to the optimal trading decisions of investors facing transaction costs. In particular, investors' holding periods determine how transaction costs are amortized and priced in asset returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5318 MAY 01, 2010

Anginer, Deniz Disclosed

Is there a distress risk anomaly ? pricing of systematic default risk in the cross section of equity returns (English)

The standard measures of distress risk ignore the fact that firm defaults are correlated and that some defaults are more likely to occur in bad times. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5319 JAN 01, 2010

Anginer, Deniz; Yildizhan, Celim Disclosed