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The little data book on financial development 2014 (English)

The little data book is a pocket edition of the global financial development database published as part of the work on the Global Financial Development Report 2014 : financial inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 81331 SEP 25, 2013

Cihak, Martin; Farazi, Subika; Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Amin

Rethinking the state's role in finance (English)

The global financial crisis has given greater credence to the idea that active state involvement in the financial sector can be helpful for stability and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6400 APR 01, 2013

Cihak, Martin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

Incentive audits : a new approach to financial regulation (English)

A large body of evidence points to misaligned incentives as having a key role in the run-up to the global financial crisis. These include bank managers' incentives to boost short-term profits and create banks that are "too big to fail," regulators' incentives to forebear and withhold information from other regulators in stressful times, and credit rating agencies' incentives to keep issuing high ratings for subprime assets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6308 JAN 01, 2013

Johnston, R. Barry; Cihak, Martin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update (English)

This paper presents the latest update of the World Bank Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, and explores two questions. First, were there significant differences in regulation and supervision between crisis and non-crisis countries? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6286 DEC 01, 2012

Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Amin; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Cihak, Martin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

The little data book on financial development of 2013 (English)

The little data book on financial development 2013 is a pocket edition of the global financial development database published as part of the work on the global financial development report 2013: rethinking the role of the state in finance. ... See More +

Publication 73517 OCT 25, 2012

Cihak, Martin

Benchmarking financial systems around the world (English)

This paper introduces the Global Financial Development Database, an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 205 economies from 1960 to 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6175 AUG 01, 2012

Levine, Ross; Feyen, Erik; Cihak, Martin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli