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Bank ownership and credit over the business cycle : is lending by state banks less procyclical? (English)

This paper finds that lending by state banks is less procyclical than lending by private banks, especially in countries with good governance. Lending by state banks in high-income countries is even countercyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6110 JUN 01, 2012

Bertay, Ata Can; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry Disclosed

Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? (English)

A bank's interest expenses rise with its degree of internationalization, measured by its share of foreign liabilities in total liabilities or a Herfindahl index of international liability concentration, especially if the bank is performing badly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5947 JAN 01, 2012

Bertay, Ata Can; Demirguc-Kunt Asli; Huizinga, Harry Disclosed