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Finance and Private Sector Development: 2008 Publications

Journal Articles
Books/Special Journal Issues
Chapters in Books
Conferences & Seminars
Data
Outreach 
Working Papers

Journal Articles

Ayyagari, Meghana, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2008. "How Important Are Financing Constraints? The Role of Finance in the Business Environment." The World Bank Economic Review 22(3): 483–516.

Ayyagari, Meghana, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2008. "How Well Do Institutional Theories Explain Firms' Perception of Property Rights?" Review of Financial Studies 21(4): 1833–71.

Beck, Thorsten, and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. 2008. "Access to Finance: An Unfinished Agenda." The World Bank Economic Review 22(3): 383–96.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2008. "Financing Patterns around the World: Are Small Firms Different?" Journal of Financial Economics 89(3): 467–87.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Luc Laeven, and Ross Levine. 2008. "Finance, Firm Size, and Growth." Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 40(7): 1379–405.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2008. "Banking Services for Everyone? Barriers to Bank Access and Use around the World." The World Bank Economic Review 22(3): 397–430.

Beck, Thorsten, and Heiko Hesse. 2008. "Why Are Interest Spreads So High in Uganda?" Journal of Development Economics 88(2): 192–204.

Berger, Allen, Leora Klapper, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Rida Zaidi. 2008. "Bank Ownership Type and Banking Relationships." Journal of Financial Intermediation 17(1): 37–62.

Claessens, Stijn, Eric Feijen, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "Political Connections and Preferential Access to Finance: The Role of Campaign Contributions." Journal of Financial Economics 88(3): 554–80.

Cull, Robert J., and Laurie Effron. 2008. "World Bank Lending and Financial Sector Development." The World Bank Economic Review 22(2): 315–43.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. "Returns to Capital in Microenterprises." Quarterly Journal of Economics 123(4): 1329–72.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. "Mental Health Recovery and Economic Recovery after the Tsunami: High-Frequency Longitudinal Evidence from Sri Lanka." Social Science and Medicine 66(3): 582–95.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Enrica Detragiache, and Thierry Tressel. 2008. "Banking on the Principles: Compliance with Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness." Journal of Financial Intermediation 17(4): 511–42.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "Determinants of Deposit Insurance: Adoption and Design." Journal of Financial Intermediation 17(3): 407–38.

Dong, Xiao-Yuan, and L. Colin Xu. 2008. "The Impact of China's Millennium Labor Restructuring Program on Firm Performance and Employee Earnings." Economics of Transition 16(2): 223–45.

Garcia Martinez, Pilar, David McKenzie, and L. Alan Winters. 2008. "Who Is Coming to Vanuatu from New Zealand under the New Recognized Seasonal Employer Program?" Pacific Economic Bulletin 23(3): 205–28.

Gibson, John, David McKenzie, and Halahingano Rohorua. 2008. "How Pro-Poor Is the Selection of Seasonal Migrant Workers from Tonga under New Zealand’s Recognized Seasonal Employer Program?" Pacific Economic Bulletin 23(3): 187–204.

Gine, Xavier, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery. 2008 “Patterns of Rainfall Insurance Participation in Rural India.” The World Bank Economic Review 22(3): 539–66.

McKenzie, David. 2008. "A Profile of the World's Young Developing Country Migrants." Population and Development Review 34(1): 115–35.

McKenzie, David, John Gibson, and Halahingano Rohorua. 2008. “How Pro-Poor Is the Selection of Seasonal Migrant Workers from Tonga under New Zealand’s Recognized Seasonal Employer Program?”  Pacific Economic Bulletin 23(3): 187-204.

McKenzie, David, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. "Experimental Evidence on Returns to Capital and Access to Finance in Mexico." The World Bank Economic Review 22(3): 457–82.

McKenzie, David, Suresh De Mel, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. “Mental Health Recovery and Economic Recovery after the Tsunami: High-Frequency Longitudinal Evidence from Sri Lanka.” Social Science and Medicine 66: 582-95.

Zia, Bilal Husnain. 2008. "Export Incentives, Financial Constraints, and the (Mis)allocation of Credit: Micro-Level Evidence from Subsidized Export Loans." Journal of Financial Economics 87(2): 498–527.


 

Books/Special Journal Issues

Beck, Thorsten, and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, eds. 2008. Special Issue on Access to Finance. The World Bank Economic Review 22(3). http://wber.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven eds. 2008. Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.


 

Chapters in Books

Cull, Robert J., and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2008. "Crises as Catalysts for Foreign Bank Participation in Developing Countries." In Crisis in Developing World and Foreign Economic Interests, ed. Justin Robertson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "Deposit Insurance Design and Implementation: Policy Lessons from Research and Practice." In Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation, ed. Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "Adoption and Design of Deposit Insurance." In Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation, ed. Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, Baybars Karacaovali, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database." In Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation, ed. Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Gine, Xavier, and Stefan Klonner. 2008. "Credit Constraints as Barriers to Technology Adoption by the Poor: Lessons from South-Indian Small-Scale Fishery." In Globalization and the Poor in Asia: Can Shared Growth Be Sustained? ed. Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad, Yira J. Mascaro, and Florencia Luz Moizeszowicz. 2008. "Do Remittances Affect Recipients' Financial Development?" In Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America, ed. Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Xu, L. Colin. 2008. "Comments on ‘Capital and Its Complements in Economic Growth’, by J. Bradford Delong.” In Global Imbalances and the Evolving World Economy, ed. Jane S. Little. Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.


 

Conferences & Seminars

Conference on Partial Credit Guarantee Schemes – Experiences and Lessons
March 13-14, 2008, Washington, DC

The conference brought together leading academics, central bankers, and bank supervisors, as well as market participants, to discuss credit guarantee schemes.

Agenda and Papers

Conference on Small Business Finance – What Works, What Doesn’t ?
May 5-6, 2008, Washington, DC

This conference brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss (i) lending techniques and products for small enterprises, (ii) market structure and small enterprise financing, (iii) government role’s in fostering small firms’ access to finance, and (iv) alternatives to bank finance.

Agenda and Papers


Conference on Risk Analysis and Management
October 2-3, 2008, Washington, DC
Conference hosted a lively discussion on securitization, contagion, and implications for bank regulation, all framed within the context of the current financial crisis.

Agenda and Papers

Finance and Private Sector Seminars

Organizer: Bilal Zia (research@worldbank.org)
Seminar Schedule and Papers

 


 

Data

A New Database on Financial Development and Structure (updates in 2008)
Unites a range of indicators that measure the size, activity, and efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets.

Entrepreneurship Database (updates in 2008)
In its third year, the 2008 survey measures entrepreneurial activity in over 100 developing and industrial countries over the period 2000-07, and provides empirical evidence that a good regulatory environment can increase entrepreneurial activity in developing countries.


 

Outreach

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2008. “Microfinance Meets the Market.” Web Brief (technical, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, July.

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2008. “Microfinance Meets the Market.” World Bank Research Digest 2(4, Summer), p. 6.

Cull, Robert, and Patrick Honohan. 2008. “Using Surveys to Measure Households' Access to and Use of Financial Services.” Web Brief (technical), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, March.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. “Measuring Microenterprise Profits: What Is the Best Method?" World Bank Research Digest 2 (3, Spring), p. 6.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. "Returns to Capital in Microenterprises." World Bank Research Digest 3(1, Fall), p. 4.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2008. “A Conference on the Ongoing Financial Crisis.” Web Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, November.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. 2008. "When Is Deposit Insurance a Good Idea?" World Bank Research Digest 3(1, Fall), p. 3.

Giné, Xavier. 2008. “The Promise of Index Insurance.” Web Brief (technical), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, September.

Klapper, Leora, Juan Manuel Quesada Delgado, and Anat Lewin. 2008. “New Data on New Business Creation in 100 Countries.” Web Brief (technical), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, November.

McKenzie, David
. 2008. “New Experimental Evidence on Returns to Capital in Microenterprises.” Web Brief (technical), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC,  January.

Interest Bearing Notes Newsletter
Bruhn, Miriam , Robert Cull, and Inessa Love, eds. 2008. Interest Bearing Notes Vol. 11, Nos. 1-6. Reports on research inside and outside the Bank, conferences, related websites, new data sets, and other research and policy-oriented news.
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Working Papers

Barth, James, Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine. 2008. "Bank Regulations Are Changing: For Better or Worse?" Policy Research Working Paper 4646, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten. 2008. "Bank Competition and Financial Stability: Friends or Foes." Policy Research Working Paper 4656, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2008. "Foreign Bank Acquisitions and Outreach: Evidence from Mexico." Policy Research Working Paper 4467, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten, Berrak Buyukkarabacak, Felix Rioja, and Neven Valev. 2008. "Who Gets the Credit? And Does It Matter? Household vs. Firm Lending across Countries." Policy Research Working Paper 4661, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten. 2008. "The Econometrics of Finance and Growth." Policy Research Working Paper 4608, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten, Erik Feyen, Alain Ize, and Florencia Luz Moizeszowicz. 2008. "Benchmarking Financial Development." Policy Research Working Paper 4638, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten, Leora Klapper, and Juan Carlos Mendoza. 2008. "The Typology of Partial Credit Guarantee Funds around the World." Policy Research Working Paper 4771, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beck, Thorsten, AsliDemirgüç-Kunt, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2008. "Bank Financing for SMEs around the World: Drivers, Obstacles, Business Models, and Lending Practices." Policy Research Working Paper 4785. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bruhn, Miriam, and David McKenzie. 2008. "In Pursuit of Balance: Randomization in Practice in Development Field Experiments." Policy Research Working Paper 4752, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bruhn, Miriam, and Francisco A. Gallego. 2008. "Good, Bad, and Ugly Colonial Activities: Studying Development across the Americas." Policy Research Working Paper 4641, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bruhn, Miriam. 2008. "License to Sell: The Effect of Business Registration Reform on Entrepreneurial Activity in Mexico." Policy Research Working Paper 4538, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cull, Robert J., and Connor P. Spreng. 2008. "Pursuing Efficiency while Maintaining Outreach: Bank Privatization in Tanzania." Policy Research Working Paper 4804, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2008. "Microfinance Meets the Market." Policy Research Working Paper 4630, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de la Torre, Augusto, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sergio Schmukler. 2008. "Drivers and Obstacles to Banking SMEs: The Role of Competition and the Institutional Framework." Policy Research Working Paper 4788, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de la Torre, Augusto, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sergio Schmukler. 2008. "Bank Involvement with SMEs: Beyond Relationship Lending." Policy Research Working Paper 4649, World Bank, Washington, DC.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. "Who Are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. de Soto." Policy Research Working Paper 4635, World Bank, Washington, DC.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2008. "Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns." Policy Research Working Paper 4746, World Bank, Washington, DC.
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Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Gerard Caprio, and Edward Kane. 2008. "The 2007 Meltdown In Structured Securitization: Searching for Lessons, Not Scapegoats." Policy Research Working Paper 4756, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Ross Levine. 2008. "Finance, Financial Sector Policies, and Long-Run Growth." Policy Research Working Paper 4469, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Ross Levine. 2008. "Finance and Economic Opportunity." Policy Research Working Paper 4468, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Meghana Ayyagari, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2008. "Formal versus Informal Finance: Evidence from China." Policy Research Working Paper 4465, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Ross Levine. 2008. "Finance, Financial Sector Policies, and Long-Run Growth." CGD Working Paper 11, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gine, Xavier, Nava Ashraf, and Dean Karlan. 2008. "Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intevention in Kenya." Policy Research Working Paper 4477, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Klapper, Leora, and Daniela Fabbri. 2008. "Market Power and the Matching of Trade Credit Terms." Policy Research Working Paper 4754, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Klapper, Leora, and Konstantinos Tzioumis. 2008. "Taxation and Capital Structure: Evidence from a Transition Economy." Policy Research Working Paper 4753, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Klapper, Leora, Allen Berger, and Rima Turk-Ariss. 2008. "Bank Competition and Financial Stability." Policy Research Working Paper 4696, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 




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