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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

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

Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? : 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

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

Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market discipline (English)

For an international sample of banks, the authors construct measures of a bank's absolute size and its systemic size defined as size relative to the national economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5576 FEB 01, 2011

Huizinga, Harry; Demirguc-Kunt , Asli

Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads (English)

Deteriorating public finances around the world raise doubts about countries' abilities to bail out their largest banks. For an international sample of banks, this paper investigates the impact of government indebtedness and deficits on bank stock prices and credit default swap spreads. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5360 JUL 01, 2010

Huizinga, Harry; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

Bank activity and funding strategies : the impact on risk and returns (English)

This paper examines the implications of bank activity and short-term funding strategies for bank risk and returns using an international sample of 1,334 banks in 101 countries leading up to the 2007 financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4837 FEB 01, 2009

Huizinga, Harry; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

Financial structure and bank profitability (English)

Countries differ in the extent to which their financial systems are bank-based or market-based. The financial systems of Germany and Japan, for example, are considered bank-based because banks play a leading role in mobilizing savings, allocating capital, overseeing investment decisions of corporate managers, and providing risk management vehicles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2430 AUG 31, 2000

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

Market discipline and financial safety net design (English)

There has been little empirical work on the effectiveness of safety nets designed for banks, for lack of data on safety net design across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2183 SEP 30, 1999

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Huizinga, Harry

The World Bank economic review 13 (2) (English)

Household income and child schooling in Vietnam; by Jere R. Behrman, and James C. Knowles. Benefit incidence, public spending reforms, and the timing of program capture; by Peter Lanjouw, and Martin Ravallion. ... See More +

Publication 26450 MAY 31, 1999

Syrquin, Moshe [editor]; Behrman, Jere R.; Knowles, James C.; Lanjouw, Peter; Ravallion, Martin; Maloney, William F.; Younger, Stephen D.; Sahn, David E.; Haggblade, Steven; Dorosh, Paul A.; Hamilton, Kirk; Clemens, Michael; Chisari, Omar; Estache, Antonio; Romero, Carlos; Demirguc-Kunt, Ash; Huizinga. Harry

Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability : some international evidence (English)

Using bank-level data for 80 countries in the year's 1988-95, this article shows that differences in interest margins and bank profitability reflect a variety of determinants: bank characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, explicit and implicit bank taxation, deposit insurance regulation, overall financial structure, and underlying legal and institutional indicators. ... See More +

Journal Article 77292 MAY 01, 1999

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

How does foreign entry affect the domestic banking market? (English)

Banking markets are becoming increasingly international through financial liberalization and general economic integration. Using bank-level data for 80 countries for 1988-95, the authors examine the extent of foreign ownership in national banking markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1918 JUN 30, 1998

Claessens,Constantijn A.; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability : some international evidence (English)

Using bank data for 80 countries for 1988-95, the authors show that differences in interest margins and bank profitability reflect various determinants: bank characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, explicit and implicit bank taxes, regulation of deposit insurance, general financial structure, and several underlying legal and institutional indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1900 MAR 31, 1998

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

Are there synergies between World Bank partial credit guarantees and private lending? (English)

Since 1994, the World Bank has provided partial credit guarantees to private financiers of several large infrastructure projects in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1802 AUG 31, 1997

Huizinga, Harry

Privatization, public investment, and capital income taxation (English)

The authors investigate the optimal boundary between the public and private production sectors. They use a model in which government and private production coexist -in which a range of production activities can be carried out by either the government or the private sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1741 MAR 31, 1997

Huizinga, Harry; Nielsen, Soren Bo

The financing and taxation of U.S. direct investment abroad (English)

The author examines the financing of U.S. direct investment abroad. Using a theoretical model, he first examines how home country investors can use debt finance to reduce their host country tax liability and to reduce the capital investment distortion attributable to foreign taxes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1180 SEP 30, 1993

Huizinga, Harry

Barriers to portfolio investments in emerging stock markets (English)

The authors examine to what extent features of the international tax system and indicators of transaction costs affect the required rates of return on emerging stock markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS984 OCT 31, 1992

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

Withholding taxes and international bank credit terms (English)

This report shows empirically that international differences in withholding tax rates are indeed largely reflected in bank credit terms. Using a sample of 510 loans to 14 debtor nations originated between 1971 and 1981, the author finds that the developing countries have been able to reduce their interest expense by an estimated 56 cents for every dollar of tax withheld at the source. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS765 SEP 30, 1991

Huizinga, Harry

How factors in creditor countries affect secondary market prices for developing country debt (English)

Bank loans to many developing countries trade at a discount on the secondary market. These discounts are typically assumed to reflect only the repayment prospects of the borrower country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS622 MAR 31, 1991

Ozler, Sule; Huizinga, Harry

Official credits to developing countries : implicit transfers to the banks (English)

This paper investigates the impact on the wealth of bank share holders on the transfer of official resources to the debtor countries. The main aim was to derive actual estimates of increases in shareholder wealth following important news concerning future transfers from the multilaterals to the debtor nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS592 FEB 28, 1991

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry

How has the debt crisis affected commercial banks? (English)

Top commercial banks seemed to have weathered the debt crisis, however it remains to be seen whether their current strength and stability will help reestablish normal credit relationships between private banks and the developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS195 MAY 31, 1989

Huizinga, Harry

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How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6636 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank ownership and credit over the business cycle : is lending by state banks less procyclical? (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6110 Policy Research Working Paper
Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? : Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5947 Policy Research Working Paper
Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market discipline (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5576 Policy Research Working Paper
Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 WPS5360 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank activity and funding strategies : the impact on risk and returns (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4837 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial structure and bank profitability (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 WPS2430 Policy Research Working Paper
Market discipline and financial safety net design (English)
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SEP 30, 1999 WPS2183 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 13 (2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 26450 Publication
Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability : some international evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 1999 77292 Journal Article
How does foreign entry affect the domestic banking market? (English)
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JUN 30, 1998 WPS1918 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability : some international evidence (English)
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MAR 31, 1998 WPS1900 Policy Research Working Paper
Are there synergies between World Bank partial credit guarantees and private lending? (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1997 WPS1802 Policy Research Working Paper
Privatization, public investment, and capital income taxation (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1997 WPS1741 Policy Research Working Paper
The financing and taxation of U.S. direct investment abroad (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 WPS1180 Policy Research Working Paper
Barriers to portfolio investments in emerging stock markets (English)
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OCT 31, 1992 WPS984 Policy Research Working Paper
Withholding taxes and international bank credit terms (English)
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SEP 30, 1991 WPS765 Policy Research Working Paper
How factors in creditor countries affect secondary market prices for developing country debt (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1991 WPS622 Policy Research Working Paper
Official credits to developing countries : implicit transfers to the banks (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1991 WPS592 Policy Research Working Paper
How has the debt crisis affected commercial banks? (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1989 WPS195 Policy Research Working Paper