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Concentration in the Banking Sector and Financial Stability : New Evidence (English)

Theory suggests that the effect of banking market concentration on financial stability is mediated by several competing variables. Using a sample of 68 countries from 1997 to 2015, this paper proposes a unified empirical framework to test for the simultaneous presence and impact of the mediators through which concentration is expected to impact financial stability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8615 OCT 16, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Leonida,Leone Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world (English)

The costs of financial intermediation have important consequences for financial development. Using bank-level data for 160 countries during 2005-14, this paper analyzes the composition and sources of bank net interest margins. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8478 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Zhou,Nan Disclosed

Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)

This paper attempts to study the impact of Brazilian Development Bank credit on resource misallocation in Brazil, using manufacturing firm-level data from 2003-14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8479 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Ribeiro,Eduardo P.; Byskov,Steen Disclosed

Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)

This paper presents evidence on implementation of the World Bank Group and Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative "Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes for Small and Medium Enterprises". ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7753 JUL 20, 2016

Calice,Pietro Disclosed

Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (English)

The relationship between bank competition, firm access to finance, and economic growth is a much debated topic in the economic literature and in policy circles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7687 MAY 31, 2016

Caggiano,Giovanni; Calice,Pietro Disclosed

Competition in the GCC SME lending markets : an initial assessment (English)

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have articulated a vision for sustainable economic development that highlights the need to diversify the productive base to reduce dependence on the hydrocarbon sector and create more employment opportunities for their young and growing population. ... See More +

Working Paper 110152 JAN 01, 2016

Calice,Pietro; Buccirossi,Paolo; Cervone,Roberto; Mohamed,Nadir; Pesme,Jean Denis Disclosed

Simplified enterprise survey and private sector mapping : Libya 2015 (English)

At the time of writing this report, the country remains riven by fighting between rival militias supporting either the HoR or GNC. Two competing governments openly vie for control of the country in the midst of intense fighting in Benghazi, in the suburbs of Tripoli as well as in the Nafusa Mountains (Kikla). ... See More +

Publication 99458 SEP 09, 2015

Calice,Pietro; Benattia, Tahar; Carriere, Adrian; Davin, Eric Disclosed

Improving the quality of financial intermediation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (Arabic)

This engagement note provides a snapshot of financial development in the countries of the GulfCooperation Council (GCC), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and identifies key areas of the financial sector reform agenda where the World Bank Group (WBG) through the Finance & Markets Global Practice (FMGP) can provide its support, in particular through the provision of analytical services and advisory (ASA). ... See More +

Working Paper 97222 JUN 01, 2015

Calice,Pietro; Mohamed, Nadir; Behrndt,Rolf English Disclosed

Improving the quality of financial intermediation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (English)

This engagement note provides a snapshot of financial development in the countries of the GulfCooperation Council (GCC), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and identifies key areas of the financial sector reform agenda where the World Bank Group (WBG) through the Finance & Markets Global Practice (FMGP) can provide its support, in particular through the provision of analytical services and advisory (ASA). ... See More +

Working Paper 97222 JUN 01, 2015

Calice,Pietro; Mohamed, Nadir; Behrndt,Rolf Arabic Disclosed

Predicting bank insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This paper uses a panel of annual observations for 198 banks in 19 Middle East and North Africa countries over 2001-12 to develop an early warning system for forecasting bank insolvency based on a multivariate logistic regression framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6969 JUL 01, 2014

Calice, Pietro Disclosed

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Concentration in the Banking Sector and Financial Stability : New Evidence (English)
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OCT 16, 2018 WPS8615 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8478 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8479 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7753 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 WPS7687 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition in the GCC SME lending markets : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110152 Working Paper
Simplified enterprise survey and private sector mapping : Libya 2015 (English)
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SEP 09, 2015 99458 Publication
Improving the quality of financial intermediation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 2015 97222 Working Paper English
Improving the quality of financial intermediation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97222 Working Paper Arabic
Predicting bank insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6969 Policy Research Working Paper