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Bank Privatization

November 20November 21
9:00 AM -- 9:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast     
9:30 AM -- 11:15 AMSession I.  The Economics of Bank Privatization
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
9:30 AM -- 9:40 AM
Opening comments:  Cesare Calari, Vice President, World Bank Financial   Sector Vice Presidency  
9:40 AM -- 10:30 AM

The Economics of Bank Privatization by William Megginson     

Discussant:  Jerry Caprio

10:30 AM -- 11:15 AM

Bank Privatization in Developing and Developed Countries: Cross-Sectional Evidence on the Impact of Economic and Political Factors    by Robert C. Nash, Ekkehart Boehmer, and Jeffry M. Netter
Discussant:  Philip Keefer

11:15 AM -- 11:30 AM


11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM

Session II.  Bank Privatization in Latin America
Chair: Mary Shirley

11:30 AM -- 11:45 AM

"Bank Privatization in Argentina: Results of the Project’s Pilot Study,”  George Clarke and Robert Cull

11:45 AM -- 12:30 PM

Governance and the Efficiency of Commercial Banks: Evidence from the Argentinean Banking Systemby Allen N. Berger, George Clarke, Robert Cull, Leora Klapper, and Gregory F. Udell
Discussants: Philip Strahan and Andrew Powell

12:30 PM -- 1:45 PM
1:45 PM -- 3:15 PM

Session III.  Bank Privatization in Latin America, continued
Chair: Fernando Montes-Negret

1:45 PM -- 2:30 PM

Getting Privatization Wrong: The Mexican Banking System, 1991-2003  by Stephen Haber and Shawn Kantor
Discussants:  John Wallis and Haluk Unal

2:30 PM -- 3:15 PM

The Transformation of State Banks in Brazil by Thorsten Beck, Juan Miguel Crivelli, and  William Summerhill
Discussants:  Marcio Nakane and Anjali Kumar

3:15 PM -- 3:30 PM


3:30 PM -- 5:00 PM
Session IV.  Bank Privatization in Africa and the Middle East
Chair: Alan Gelb
3:30 PM -- 4:15 PM
Bank Privatization and Performance: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria by Thorsten Beck, Robert Cull, and Afeikhena T. Jerome 
Discussants:  Lemma Senbet and Gerard Byam
4:15 PM -- 5:00 PM

Privatization, State-Ownership, and Bank Performance in Egypt  by Mohammed Omran
Discussants:  Philip Bartholomew and Samir El Daher

9:00 AM -- 11:15 AM
Session V.  Bank Privatization in Asia Chair: W. Bernard Drum  
9:00 AM -- 9:45 AM

Bank Reform and Bank Efficiency in Pakistan by Emilia Bonaccorsi di Patti and Daniel Hardy
Discussants:  Iftekhar Hasan and Marilou Uy

9:45 AM -- 10:15 AM

Corporate Valuation and the Resolution of Bank Insolvency in East Asia  by Simeon Djankov, Jan Jindra, and Leora Klapper
Discussants:  Kenichi Ueda and Mark Carey

10:30 AM -- 11:15 AM

Liberalisation, Ownership, and Efficiency Issues: A Comparative Study of South East Asian Banking by Jonathan Williams and Nghia Nguyen
Discussants:  Fariborz Moshirian and James Hanson

11:15 AM -- 11:30 AM
11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM

Session VI.  Bank Privatization in Transition Countries
Chair: Khaled Sherif

11:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

Bank Performance, Efficiency, and Ownership in Transition Countries
by John P. Bonin, Iftekhar Hasan, and Paul Wachtel
Discussants:  Istvan Abel and Luc Laeven

12:00 PM -- 12:30 PM

"The Fiscal cost of State Banks in Eastern Europe and Central Asia" by Khaled Sherif

12:30 PM -- 1:30 PM
1:30 PM -- 2:30 PM
Session VII.  Cross-Country Analysis
Chair: Thomas Glaessner
1:30 PM -- 2:00 PM

Do Privatized Banks in Middle and Low-Income Countries Perform Better than Rival Banks? An Intra-Industry Analysis of Bank Privatization by Isaac Otchere
Discussants:  Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Narjess Boubakri

2:00 PM -- 2:30 PM

Returns to Bidders of Privatizing Financial Services Firms: An International Examination by Anita Pennathur, Kimberly Gleason, and James McNulty
Discussants:  David Smith and Jim Verbrugge

2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM

Session VIII.  Synthesis 
Chair: Gerard Caprio

Synthesis: Empirical Studies of Bank Privatization by Mary Shirley, George Clarke, and Robert Cull

Panel Discussion:  Allen N. Berger, Jerry Caprio, William Megginson, Mary Shirley, Paul Wachtel


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