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Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of understanding what factors can help insulate affiliates from their parents. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7053 OCT 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Cerutti, Eugenio; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj Disclosed

The African financial development and financial inclusion gaps (English)

This paper investigates the African financial development and financial inclusion gaps relative to other peer developing countries. The paper uses a set of variables related to financial development and inclusion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7019 SEP 01, 2014

Allen, Franklin; Carletti, Elena; Cull, Robert; Jun Qian; Senbet, Lemma; Valenzuela, Patricio Disclosed

SME finance in Africa (English)

This paper uses cross-country firm-level surveys to gauge access to financial services and the importance of financing constraints for African enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7018 SEP 01, 2014

Beck, Thorsten; Cull, Robert Disclosed

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn,Miriam; Loeprick,Jan Disclosed

The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (English)

This paper analyzes the impact of introducing credit information-sharing systems on firms' access to finance. The analysis uses multi-year, firm-level surveys for 63 countries covering more than 75,000 firms over the period 2002-13. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7013 AUG 01, 2014

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Singh, Sandeep Disclosed

Strategic information revelation and capital allocation (English)

It is commonly believed that stock prices help firms' managers make more efficient real investment decisions, because they aggregate information about fundamentals that is not otherwise known to managers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6995 JUL 01, 2014

Pedraza Morales, Alvaro Disclosed

International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses World Bank survey data, including about 10,000 households in five countries -- Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda -- to investigate the link between international remittances and households' financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6991 JUL 01, 2014

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)

This paper studies the portfolio choice of strategic fund managers in the presence of a peer-based underperformance penalty. Evidence is taken from the Colombian pension fund management industry, where six asset managers are in charge of portfolio allocation for the mandatory contributions of the working population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6994 JUL 01, 2014

Morales, Alvaro Pedraza Disclosed

From pawn shops to banks : the impact of formal credit on informal households (English)

This paper examines the effects of expanding access to credit on the decisions and welfare of households. It focuses on the entry of Banco Azteca, the first bank in Mexico targeting households from the informal sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6634 OCT 01, 2013

Ruiz, Claudia Disclosed

Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)

This paper analyzes the lending behavior of foreign-owned banks during the recent global crisis. Using bank-level panel data for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, the paper explores the role of affiliate and parent financial characteristics, host location, as well as the impact of parent geographic origin and reach on foreign banks' credit growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6674 OCT 01, 2013

Choi, Moon Jung; Gutierrez, Eva; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

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Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7053 Policy Research Working Paper
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 Policy Research Working Paper
The African financial development and financial inclusion gaps (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7019 Policy Research Working Paper
SME finance in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7018 Policy Research Working Paper
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7013 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic information revelation and capital allocation (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6995 Policy Research Working Paper
International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6991 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6994 Policy Research Working Paper
From pawn shops to banks : the impact of formal credit on informal households (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6634 Policy Research Working Paper
Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6674 Policy Research Working Paper