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Credit-less recoveries : neither a rare nor an insurmountable challenge (English)

This paper examines why some countries experience economic recoveries without pick-up of bank credit (credit-less) and how different this recovery pattern is from the case where credit is increased as an economy recovers (credit-with). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6459 MAY 01, 2013

Sugawara, Naotaka; Zalduendo, Juan Disclosed

Stress-testing croatian households with debt -- implications for financial stability (English)

The purpose of this paper is to stress test the resilience of Croatian households with debt to economic shocks. The shocks not only impact a household's welfare, but also increase the probability of loan default. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5906 DEC 01, 2011

Sugawara, Naotaka; Zalduendo, Juan Disclosed

Fiscal adjustment in Greece under the financial rescue program : the distributional effects on Greek households (English)

On May 2, 2010, the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to a financial rescue program for Greece. The program aims to help the government of Greece deal with economic difficulties the country has faced, but, under the agreement, the government is required to implement strong fiscal adjustment. ... See More +

Journal Article 79412 OCT 04, 2011

Sugawara, Naotaka Disclosed

Banking flows and financial crisis -- financial interconnectedness and basel III effects (English)

This paper examines the factors that determine banking flows from advanced economies to emerging markets. In addition to the usual determinants of capital flows in terms of global push and local pull factors, it examines the role of bilateral factors, such as growth differentials and economic size, as well as contagion factors and measures of the depth in financial interconnectedness between lenders and borrowers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5769 AUG 01, 2011

Ghosh, , Swati R.; Sugawara, Naotaka; Zalduendo, Juan Disclosed

Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? (English)

This paper uses cross-country data to estimate the potential effect of drastic reductions in the price of cocaine on the share of the population who consumes this drug. ... See More +

Journal Article 79413 AUG 01, 2011

Loayza, Norman V.; Sugawara, Naotaka Disclosed

Bank flows and Basel III : determinants and regional differences in emerging markets (English)

The global financial crisis has led to a range of reform proposals concerning the regulatory framework governing the banking sector collectively referred to as 'Basel III.' ... See More +

Brief 61405 APR 01, 2011

Ghosh, Swati; Sugawara, Naotaka; Zalduendo, Juan Disclosed

Finding a balance between growth and vulnerability trade-offs : lessons from emerging Europe and the CIS (English)

This paper examines the growth patterns of emerging Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries prior to the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5592 MAR 01, 2011

Ghosh, Swati; Sugawara, Naotaka; Zalduendo, Juan Disclosed

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The financial crisis and economic downturn threatens the welfare of more than 160 million people who are poor or are just above the poverty line in the economies of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Turkey. ... See More +

Brief 54506 MAY 01, 2010

Sugawara, Naotaka; Sulla, Victor; Taylor, Ashley; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has been hit by a crisis on multiple fronts. Countries in ECA are facing major, interrelated, external macro-financial shocks. ... See More +

Publication 52277 DEC 02, 2009

Tiongson, Erwin R.; Sugawara, Naotaka; Sulla, Victor; Taylor, Ashley; Gueorguieva, Anna I.; Levin, Victoria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi Disclosed

Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This paper studies the causes and consequences of informality and applies the analysis to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It starts with a discussion on the definition and measures of informality, as well as on the reasons why widespread informality should be of great concern. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4888 MAR 01, 2009

Loayza, Norman V.; Serven, Luis; Sugawara, Naotaka Disclosed