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Inessa Love

Senior Economist

INESSA LOVE is an Economist in the Finance Team of the Development Research Group. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 2001, her research has focused on access to external finance and development of the domestic financial sector. In a series of recent papers she investigated the effect of financing constraints on investment; the relationship between financial intermediation, trade credit and industrial growth; corporate governance and investor protection; and global capital flows. She holds a MA in Financial Economics from the American University and a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.

Contact Information: Inessa Love, c/o research@worldbank.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New firm registration and the business cycle (English)

This paper uses new panel data on the number of new firm registrations in 109 countries during 2002-2012 to study the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6775 FEB 01, 2014

Klapper, Leora; Love, Inessa; Randall, Douglas

The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)

This paper provides new evidence on the factors affecting protracted credit contraction in the wake of the global financial crisis. The paper applies panel vector autoregressions to a global panel that consists of quarterly data for 41 countries for the period 2000-2011 and documents that domestic private credit growth is highly sensitive to cross-border funding shocks around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6783 FEB 01, 2014

Feyen, Erik; Letelier, Raquel; Love, Inessa; Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Rocha, Roberto

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

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

Settling out of court : how effective is alternative dispute resolution? (English)

Alternative dispute resolution can help the justice system in a country function more efficiently. It often saves costs and time and increases user satisfaction. ... See More +

Viewpoint 67805 OCT 01, 2011

Love, Inessa

The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: what constrains Africa's exports?; does the internet reduce corruption? evidence from United States and across countries; do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? ... See More +

Publication 80518 OCT 01, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia; Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa; de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Chavis, Larry W.; Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario; Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi

Entrepreneurship and development : the role of information asymmetries (English)

This article reviews the literature on the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development and introduces four symposium articles. ... See More +

Journal Article 81276 OCT 01, 2011

Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa

The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)

A unique dataset of over 70,000 firms, most of which are small, in over 100 countries, is utilized to systematically study the use of different financing sources for new and young firms. ... See More +

Journal Article 81279 OCT 01, 2011

Chavis, Larry W.; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa

Empirical analysis of corporate savings in Egypt (English)

This paper presents empirical analysis of corporate savings in Egypt using two datasets: a survey of small and medium enterprises and data from accounting statements for the largest publicly traded firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5634 APR 01, 2011

Love, Inessa

Corporate governance and performance around the world : what we know and what we don't (English)

The surveys a vast body of literature devoted to evaluating the relationship between corporate governance and performance as measured by valuation, operating performance, or stock returns. ... See More +

Journal Article 77005 FEB 01, 2011

Love, Inessa

Corporate vulnerability and bank stability : evidence from Jordan (English)

This paper uses data on publicly listed companies in Jordan to evaluate corporate vulnerability and perform corporate stress testing. The exercise finds that both earnings and interest rate shocks have significant impact on corporate vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5502 DEC 01, 2010

Love, Inessa

The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration (English)

This paper uses panel data on the number of new firm registrations in 91 countries to study how the ease of registering a business and the magnitude of registration reforms affect new firm registrations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5493 DEC 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Love, Inessa

The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration (English)

The authors use panel data on the number of new firm registrations in 95 countries to study the impact of the business environment and 2008 financial crisis on new firm registration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5444 OCT 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Love, Inessa

Development impact evaluation initiative : The economic impact of expanding access to finance in Mexico (English)

Financial development is strongly associated with economic growth across countries, and several recent studies have found a positive correlation between access to finance and poverty alleviation at the country level. ... See More +

Brief 75715 SEP 20, 2010

Bruhn, Miriam; Inessa, Love

New firm creation (English)

New data from the World Bank Group entrepreneurship snapshots show that new businesses are created at a faster rate in countries with good governance, a strong legal and regulatory environment, low corporate taxes, and less red tape. ... See More +

Viewpoint 58575 SEP 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Love, Inessa

The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)

This paper uses a dataset of more than 70,000 firms in over 100 countries to systematically study the use of different financing sources for new and young firms, in comparison to mature firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5322 MAY 01, 2010

Chavis, Larry W.; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa

What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ? (English)

This paper examines the determinants of stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis. Given that the United States (US) was the crisis epicenter, the authors analyze the factors driving the co-movement between US returns and stock returns in 83 countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5224 MAR 01, 2010

Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Didier, Tatiana; Love, Inessa

Corporate governance and performance around the world : What we know and what we don't (English)

This report surveys a vast body of literature devoted to evaluating the relationship between corporate governance and performance as measured by valuation, operating performance or stock returns. ... See More +

Working Paper 69694 FEB 04, 2010

Love,Inessa

International differences in entrepreneurial finance (English)

This note uses the standardized enterprise survey datasets to systematically study the use of different financing sources for young firms. The authors find that in all countries, younger firms rely less on bank financing and more on informal financing. ... See More +

Brief 60344 JAN 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Chavis, Larry; Love, Inessa

The economic impact of expanding access to finance in Mexico (English)

The ninth in a new series of impact notes examines the impact of a large-scale banking expansion in Mexico, showing that simply increasing access to finance can have important economic effects. ... See More +

Brief 54006 OCT 01, 2009

Bruhn, Miriam; Love, Inessa

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New firm registration and the business cycle (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6775 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6783 Policy Research Working Paper
Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6477 Policy Research Working Paper
How bank competition affects firms' access to finance (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6163 Policy Research Working Paper
Settling out of court : how effective is alternative dispute resolution? (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 67805 Viewpoint
The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 80518 Publication
Entrepreneurship and development : the role of information asymmetries (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 81276 Journal Article
The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 81279 Journal Article
Empirical analysis of corporate savings in Egypt (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5634 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance and performance around the world : what we know and what we don't (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 77005 Journal Article
Corporate vulnerability and bank stability : evidence from Jordan (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5502 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5493 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5444 Policy Research Working Paper
Development impact evaluation initiative : The economic impact of expanding access to finance in Mexico (English)
See More +
SEP 20, 2010 75715 Brief
New firm creation (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 58575 Viewpoint
The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5322 Policy Research Working Paper
What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5224 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance and performance around the world : What we know and what we don't (English)
See More +
FEB 04, 2010 69694 Working Paper
International differences in entrepreneurial finance (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 60344 Brief
The economic impact of expanding access to finance in Mexico (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 54006 Brief