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Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments and which factors affect their choices. ... See More +

Journal Article 112432 APR 07, 2015

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz Kiefer,Claudio Enrique; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments, and which factors affect their choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

This paper analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. It builds a model in which industries differ in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female labor or male labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6930 JUN 01, 2014

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)

This paper studies channels through which well-known benchmark indexes impact asset allocations and capital flows across countries. The study uses unique monthly micro-level data of benchmark compositions and mutual fund investments during 1996-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6866 MAY 01, 2014

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Williams, Tomas 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

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

On the international transmission of shocks : micro-evidence from mutual fund portfolios (English)

Using micro-level data on mutual funds from different financial centers investing in equity and bonds, this paper analyzes how investors and managers behave and transmit shocks across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6072 MAY 01, 2012

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)

This paper conducts an event study of the impact of multilateral debt relief initiatives announcements on the stock prices of South African companies with subsidiaries in countries benefited by these initiatives. ... See More +

Journal Article 94668 NOV 01, 2011

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Engendering trade (English)

The authors analyze the interaction between a country's world market integration and its attitude towards gender roles. They discuss both theoretically and empirically how female empowerment is a source of comparative advantage that shapes a country's response to trade opening. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5777 AUG 01, 2011

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei A.; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Deconstructing herding : evidence from pension fund investment behavior (English)

Pension funds have been expected to invest in a wide range of securities and provide liquidity to domestic capital markets since they are the most sophisticated investors, with plenty of resources to gather private information and manage portfolios professionally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5700 JUN 01, 2011

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

Over the hedge : exchange rate volatility, commodity price correlations, and the structure of trade (English)

A long empirical literature has examined the idea that, in the absence of hedging mechanisms, currency risk should have an adverse effect on the export volumes of risk averse exporters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5590 MAR 01, 2011

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Sudden stops and financial frictions : evidence from industry level data (English)

The nature of the microeconomic frictions that transform sudden stops in output collapses is not only of academic interest, but also crucial for the correct design of policy responses to prevent and address these episodes and the lack of evidence on this regard is an important shortcoming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5605 MAR 01, 2011

Cowan, Kevin; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

How do governments respond after catastrophes ? natural-disaster shocks and the fiscal stance (English)

Natural disasters could constitute a major shock to public finances and debt sustainability because of their impact on output and the need for reconstruction and relief expenses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5564 FEB 01, 2011

Melecky, Martin; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Corporate governance at the World Bank and the dilemma of global governance, by Ashwin Kaja and Eric Werker. ... See More +

Publication 73275 JUN 01, 2010

Braun, Matias; Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Cull, Robert; Hertel, Thomas W.; Jesse, Cornelia; Kaja, Ashwin; Lassibille, Gerard; Leister, Amanda M.; Martin, Will; Nguyen, Trang Van; Raddatz, Claudio; Scott, Kinnon; Tan, Jee-Peng; Werker, Eric Disclosed

Banking on politics : when former high-ranking politicians become bank directors (English)

New data are presented for a large number of countries on how frequently former high-ranking politicians become bank directors. Politician-banker connections at this level are relatively rare, but their frequency is robustly correlated with many important characteristics of banks and institutions. ... See More +

Journal Article 77637 JUN 01, 2010

Braun, Matias; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

When the rivers run dry : liquidity and the use of wholesale funds in the transmission of the U.S. subprime crisis (English)

This paper provides systematic evidence of the role of banks' reliance on wholesale funding in the international transmission of the ongoing financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5203 FEB 01, 2010

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

The long and the short of emerging market debt (English)

Emerging economies have tried to promote long-term debt because it reduces maturity mismatches and the probability of crises. This paper uses unique evidence from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent there is domestic demand for long-term instruments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5056 SEP 01, 2009

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

The wrath of God : macroeconomic costs of natural disasters (English)

The process of global climate change has been associated with an increase in the frequency of climatic disasters. Yet, there is still little systematic evidence on the macroeconomic costs of these episodes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5039 SEP 01, 2009

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Banking on politics (English)

This paper presents new data from 150 countries showing that former cabinet members, central bank governors, and financial regulators are many orders of magnitude more likely than other citizens to become board members of banks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4902 APR 01, 2009

Braun, Matias; Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)

The economic benefits of debt relief for recipient countries have been the subject of arduous debate, at least partly motivated by the difficulty of identifying the causal effect of debt relief on economic performance-given that performance itself may drive the decision to grant relief. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4872 MAR 01, 2009

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Pension funds and capital market development (English)

This paper studies the relation between institutional investors and capital market development by analyzing unique data on monthly asset-level portfolio allocations of Chilean pension funds between 1995 and 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4787 DEC 01, 2008

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

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Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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APR 07, 2015 112432 Journal Article
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6930 Policy Research Working Paper
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6866 Policy Research Working Paper
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83498 Publication
On the international transmission of shocks : micro-evidence from mutual fund portfolios (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6072 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 94668 Journal Article
Engendering trade (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5777 Policy Research Working Paper
Deconstructing herding : evidence from pension fund investment behavior (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5700 Policy Research Working Paper
Over the hedge : exchange rate volatility, commodity price correlations, and the structure of trade (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5590 Policy Research Working Paper
Sudden stops and financial frictions : evidence from industry level data (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5605 Policy Research Working Paper
How do governments respond after catastrophes ? natural-disaster shocks and the fiscal stance (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5564 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 24 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 73275 Publication
Banking on politics : when former high-ranking politicians become bank directors (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 77637 Journal Article
When the rivers run dry : liquidity and the use of wholesale funds in the transmission of the U.S. subprime crisis (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5203 Policy Research Working Paper
The long and the short of emerging market debt (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5056 Policy Research Working Paper
The wrath of God : macroeconomic costs of natural disasters (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5039 Policy Research Working Paper
Banking on politics (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4902 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4872 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds and capital market development (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 WPS4787 Policy Research Working Paper