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Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)

This paper presents recent trends in government and foreign bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8297 JAN 08, 2018

Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Verrier,Jeanne Emma; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)

This paper investigates the effect of access to finance on job growth in 50,000 firms across 70 developing countries. Using the introduction of credit bureaus as an exogenous shock to the supply of credit, the paper finds that increased access to finance results in higher employment growth, especially among micro, small, and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7604 MAR 16, 2016

Ayyagari,Meghana; Juarros,Pedro Francisco; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Singh,Sandeep Disclosed

The impact of the global financial crisis on firms' capital structure (English)

Using a data set covering about 277,000 firms across 79 countries over the period 2004-11, this paper examines the evolution of firms' capital structure during the global financial crisis and its aftermath in 2010-11. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7522 DEC 21, 2015

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Tressel,Thierry Disclosed

How firms use corporate bond markets under financial globalization? (English)

This paper studies how firms from developed and developing countries have used domestic and international corporate bond markets since the 1990s. ... See More +

Journal Article 100272 APR 21, 2015

Gozzi,Juan Carlos; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of understanding what factors can help insulate affiliates from their parents. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7053 OCT 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Cerutti, Eugenio; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

How bank competition affects firms access to finance (English)

Using multi-year, firm-level surveys for 53 countries, this paper explores the impact of bank competition on firms’ access to finance. The authors find that low competition, as measured by high values on the Lerner index or Boone indicator, diminishes firms’ access to finance. ... See More +

Journal Article 112431 AUG 11, 2014

Love,Inessa; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad Disclosed

The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (English)

This paper analyzes the impact of introducing credit information-sharing systems on firms' access to finance. The analysis uses multi-year, firm-level surveys for 63 countries covering more than 75,000 firms over the period 2002-13. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7013 AUG 01, 2014

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Singh, Sandeep Disclosed

International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses World Bank survey data, including about 10,000 households in five countries -- Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda -- to investigate the link between international remittances and households' financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6991 JUL 01, 2014

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (English)

This paper investigates the impact of remittances on financial inclusion. Using household-level survey data for El Salvador, we examine whether remittances affect households' use of savings and credit instruments from formal financial institutions. ... See More +

Journal Article 83341 FEB 01, 2014

Anzoategui,Diego; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad Disclosed

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

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

Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)

This paper analyzes the lending behavior of foreign-owned banks during the recent global crisis. Using bank-level panel data for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, the paper explores the role of affiliate and parent financial characteristics, host location, as well as the impact of parent geographic origin and reach on foreign banks' credit growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6674 OCT 01, 2013

Choi, Moon Jung; Gutierrez, Eva; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ? (English)

Using firm-level surveys for up to 73 countries, this paper explores the impact of introducing collateral registries for movable assets on firms' access to bank finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6477 JUN 01, 2013

Love, Inessa; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Singh, Sandeep Disclosed

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

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

The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts (English)

Financial inclusion -- defined here as the use of formal accounts -- can bring many welfare benefits to individuals. Yet the authors know very little about the factors underpinning financial inclusion across individuals and countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6290 DEC 01, 2012

Allen, Franklin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets (English)

This paper provides the first comprehensive documentation of how firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets. Debt issues in domestic and international markets have different characteristics, not explained by differences across firms or countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6209 SEP 01, 2012

Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Levine, Ross; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe (English)

This paper examines the impact of bank ownership on credit growth in developing countries before and during the 2008-2009 crisis. Using bank-level data for countries in Eastern Europe and Latin America, it analyzes the growth of banks' total gross loans as well as the growth of corporate, consumer, and residential mortgage loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6195 SEP 01, 2012

Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

How bank competition affects firms' access to finance (English)

Combining multi-year, firm-level surveys with country-level panel data for 53 countries, the authors explore the impact of bank competition on firms' access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6163 AUG 01, 2012

Love, Inessa; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (English)

This paper investigates the impact of remittances on financial inclusion. This is an important issue given recent studies showing that financial inclusion can have significant beneficial effects on households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5839 OCT 01, 2011

Anzoategui, Diego; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: five questions on international migration and development; where on earth is everybody? the evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000; immigration policies and the Ecuadorian exodus; do migrants improve governance at home? ... See More +

Publication 80516 FEB 01, 2011

Ozden, Caglar; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice; Parsons, Christopher R.; Walmsley, Terrie L.; Bertoli, Simone; Moraga, Jesus Fernandez-Huertas; Ortega, Francesc; Batista, Catia; Vicente, Pedro C.; Beck, Thorsten; Peria; Maria Soledad Martinez; Bollard, Albert; McKenzie, David; Morten, Melanie Disclosed

What explains the price of remittances? : an examination across 119 country corridors (English)

Remittances are a substantial source of external financing for developing countries that influence many aspects of their development. Though research has shown that remittances are both expensive and price sensitive, little is known about what explains their price. ... See More +

Journal Article 75165 FEB 01, 2011

Beck, Thorsten; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez Disclosed

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Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8297 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7604 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the global financial crisis on firms' capital structure (English)
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DEC 21, 2015 WPS7522 Policy Research Working Paper
How firms use corporate bond markets under financial globalization? (English)
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APR 21, 2015 100272 Journal Article
Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7053 Policy Research Working Paper
How bank competition affects firms access to finance (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 112431 Journal Article
The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7013 Policy Research Working Paper
International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6991 Policy Research Working Paper
Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 83341 Journal Article
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83498 Publication
Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6674 Policy Research Working Paper
Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ? (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2013 WPS6477 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6286 Policy Research Working Paper
The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2012 WPS6290 Policy Research Working Paper
How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2012 WPS6209 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2012 WPS6195 Policy Research Working Paper
How bank competition affects firms' access to finance (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2012 WPS6163 Policy Research Working Paper
Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5839 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 25 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 80516 Publication
What explains the price of remittances? : an examination across 119 country corridors (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2011 75165 Journal Article