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Deposit insurance database (English)

This paper provides a comprehensive, global database of deposit insurance arrangements as of 2013. The authors extend their earlier dataset by including recent adopters of deposit insurance and information on the use of government guarantees on banks' assets and liabilities, including during the recent global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6934 JUN 01, 2014

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Kane, Edward; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

Trade credit contracts (English)

The authors employ a novel dataset on almost 30,000 trade credit contracts to describe the broad characteristics of the parties that contract together; the key contractual terms, such as the discount for early payment; and the days by when payment is due. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5726 JUL 01, 2011

Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan, Raghuram Disclosed

Trade credit contracts (English)

This paper provides new evidence on the unique role of trade credit and contracting terms as a way for both sellers and buyers to mange business risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5328 JUN 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan, Raghuram Disclosed

A reader in international corporate finance (Vol. 2) : A reader in international corporate finance : volume two (English)

The Reader in International Corporate Finance offers an overview of current thinking on six topics: law and finance, corporate governance, banking, capital markets, capital structure and financing constraints, and the political economy of finance. ... See More +

Publication 37095 AUG 21, 2006

Laeven, Luc [editor]; Claessens, Stijn [editor] Disclosed

A reader in international corporate finance : A reader in international corporate finance : volume one (English)

The Reader in International Corporate Finance offers an overview of current thinking on six topics: law and finance, corporate governance, banking, capital markets, capital structure and financing constraints, and the political economy of finance. ... See More +

Publication 37095 AUG 21, 2006

Laeven, Luc [editor]; Claessens, Stijn [editor] Disclosed

Deposit insurance design and implementation : policy lessons from research and practice (English)

This paper illustrates the trends in deposit insurance adoption. It discusses the cross-country differences in design, and synthesizes the policy messages from cross-country empirical work as well as individual country experiences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3969 JUL 01, 2006

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Kane, Edward J.; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

Resolution of failed banks by deposit insurers : cross-country evidence (English)

There is a wide cross-country variation in the institutional structure of bank failure resolution, including the role of the deposit insurer. The authors use quantitative analysis for 57 countries and discuss specific country cases to illustrate this variation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3920 MAY 01, 2006

Beck, Thorsten; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design (English)

The authors seek to identify factors that influence decisions about a country's financial safety net, using a new dataset on 170 countries covering the 1960-2003 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3849 FEB 01, 2006

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Kane, Edward J.; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

Institution building and growth in transition economies (English)

Drawing on the recent literature on economic institutions and the origins of economic development, the authors offer a political economy explanation of why institution building has varied so much across transition economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3657 JUL 01, 2005

Beck, Thorsten; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

Deposit insurance around the world : a comprehensive database (English)

This paper updates the Demirguç-Kunt and Sobaci (2001) cross-country deposit insurance database and extends it in several important dimensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3628 JUN 01, 2005

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Karacaovali, Baybars; Laeven, Luc Disclosed

What drives corporate governance? Firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe : What drives corporate governance reform? firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe (English)

The authors study differences in the use of two corporate governance provisions - cumulative voting and proxy by mail voting - in a sample of 224 firms located in four Eastern European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3600 MAY 01, 2005

Gonzalez, Patricio Aroca; Maloney, William F.; Klapper, Leora F; Laeven, Luc; Love, Inessa Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman English Disclosed

Financial dependence, banking sector competition, and economic growth (English)

The relationships among competition in the financial sector, access of firms to external financing, and associated economic growth are ambiguous in theory. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3481 JAN 01, 2005

Claessens, Stijn; Laeven, Luc

Finance, firm size, and growth (English)

The authors examine whether financial development boosts the growth of small firms more than large firms and hence provides information on the mechanisms through which financial development fosters aggregate economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3485 JAN 01, 2005

Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Laeven, Luc; Levine, Ross

Barriers to enterpreneurship (English)

Using a comprehensive database of European firms, this paper studies how the business environment in a country drives the creation of new firms. ... See More +

Working Paper 36276 NOV 01, 2004

Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan, Raghuram Disclosed

Resolving systemic financial crisis : policies and institutions (English)

The authors analyze the role of institutions in resolving systemic banking crises for a broad sample of countries. Banking crises are fiscally costly, especially when policies like substantial liquidity support, explicit government guarantees on financial institutions’ liabilities, and forbearance from prudential regulations are used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3377 AUG 01, 2004

Claessens,Constantijn A.; Klingebiel, Daniela; Laeven, Luc

A taxonomy of financial crisis resolution mechanisms : cross-country experience (English)

The goals of financial restructuring are to re-establish the creditor-debtor relationships upon which the economy depends for an efficient allocation of capital, and to accomplish that objective at minimal cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3379 AUG 01, 2004

Calomiris, Charles W; Klingebiel, Daniela ; Laeven, Luc

The political economy of deposit insurance (English)

The author uses a political economy framework to analyze cross-country differences in deposit insurance coverage. He finds supporting evidence of the significance of private interest theories in explaining coverage of deposit insurance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3247 MAR 01, 2004

Laeven, Luc

Business environment and firm entry : Evidence from international data : Business environment and firm entry : Evidence from international data (English)

Using a comprehensive database of firms in Western and Eastern Europe, the authors study how the business environment in a country drives the creation of new firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3232 MAR 01, 2004

Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan, Raghuram

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Deposit insurance database (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6934 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade credit contracts (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5726 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade credit contracts (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5328 Policy Research Working Paper
A reader in international corporate finance (Vol. 2) : A reader in international corporate finance : volume two (English)
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AUG 21, 2006 37095 Publication
A reader in international corporate finance : A reader in international corporate finance : volume one (English)
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AUG 21, 2006 37095 Publication
Deposit insurance design and implementation : policy lessons from research and practice (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 WPS3969 Policy Research Working Paper
Resolution of failed banks by deposit insurers : cross-country evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3920 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3849 Policy Research Working Paper
Institution building and growth in transition economies (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3657 Policy Research Working Paper
Deposit insurance around the world : a comprehensive database (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 WPS3628 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives corporate governance? Firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe : What drives corporate governance reform? firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 WPS3600 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter English
Financial dependence, banking sector competition, and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3481 Policy Research Working Paper
Finance, firm size, and growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3485 Policy Research Working Paper
Barriers to enterpreneurship (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 36276 Working Paper
Resolving systemic financial crisis : policies and institutions (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3377 Policy Research Working Paper
A taxonomy of financial crisis resolution mechanisms : cross-country experience (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3379 Policy Research Working Paper
The political economy of deposit insurance (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3247 Policy Research Working Paper
Business environment and firm entry : Evidence from international data : Business environment and firm entry : Evidence from international data (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3232 Policy Research Working Paper