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Finance and Private Sector Development: 2007 Publications

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

Journal Articles

Aggarwal, Reena, Sandeep Dahiya, and Leora Klapper. 2007. "American Depositary Receipts (ADR) Holdings of U.S. Based Emerging Market Funds." Journal of Banking and Finance 31(6): 1649-67.

Ayyagari, Meghana, Thorsten Beck, and Asli Demirguc-Kunt. 2007. "Small and Medium Enterprises across the Globe: A New Database." Small Business Economics 29(4): 415-34.

Beck, Thorsten, and Augusto de la Torre. 2007. "The Basic Analytics of Access to Financial Services." Financial Markets, Institutions, and Instruments 16(2): 79-117.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Ross Levine. 2007. "Finance, Inequality, and the Poor." Journal of Economic Growth 12(1): 27-49.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2007. "Reaching Out: Access to and Use of Banking Services across Countries." Journal of Financial Economics 85(1): 234-66.

Caprio, Gerard, Luc Laeven, and Ross Levine. 2007. "Governance and Bank Valuation." Journal of Financial Intermediation 16(4): 584-617.

Cerutti, Eugenio, Giovanni Dell' Ariccia, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2007. "How Banks Go Abroad: Branches or Subsidiaries." Journal of Banking and Finance 31(6): 1669-92.

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2007. "Financial Performance and Outreach: A Global Analysis of Leading Microbanks." Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society 117(517): F107-33.

Dahiya, Sandeep, and Leora Klapper. 2007. "Who Survives?  A Cross-country Comparison." Journal of Financial Stability 3(3): 261-78.

Do, Quy-Toan, Jed Friedman, Jishnu Das, Kinnon Scott, and David McKenzie. 2007.  "Mental Health and Poverty in Developing Countries: Revisiting the Relationship." Social Science and Medicine 65(3): 467-80.

Driessen, Joost, and Luc Laeven. 2007. "International Portfolio Diversification Benefits: Cross-Country Evidence from a Local Perspective." Journal of Banking and Finance 31(6): 1693-1712.

Garcia Herrero, Alicia, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2007. "The Mix of International Banks' Foreign Claims: Determinants and Implications." Journal of Banking and Finance 31(6): 1613-31.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2007. "Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy." World Bank Research Observer 22(2): 217-41.

Gine, Xavier, Robert M. Townsend, and James Vickery. 2007. "Statistical Analysis of Rainfall Insurance Payouts in Southern India." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(5): 1248-54.

Klingebiel, Daniela M.H., Randal Kroszner, and Luc Laeven. 2007. “Banking Crises, Financial Dependence, and Growth.” Journal of Financial Economics 84(1): 187-228.

Laeven, Luc, and Ross Levine. 2007. "Is There a Diversification Discount in Financial Conglomerates?" Journal of Financial Economics 85(2): 331-67.

Laeven, Luc, and Christopher Woodruff. 2007. "The Quality of the Legal System and Firm Size." Review of Economics and Statistics 89(4): 601-14.

Love, Inessa, Lorenzo A. Preve, and Virginia Sarria-Allende. 2007. "Trade Credit and Bank Credit: Evidence from Recent Financial Crises." Journal Financial Economics 83(2): 453-69.

Love, Inessa, and Raymond Fisman. 2007. "Financial Dependence and Growth Revisited." Journal of the European Economic Association 5(2): 470-79.

McKenzie, David. 2007. "Review of ‘Poverty Traps’ by Samuel Bowles, Steven Durlauf, and Karla Hoff, eds." Economic Development and Cultural Change 55(4): 845-48.

McKenzie, David. 2007. "Paper Walls Are Easier to Tear Down: Passport Costs and Legal Barriers to Emigration." World Development 35(11): 2026-39.

McKenzie, David, and Francisca Antman. 2007. "Poverty Traps and Nonlinear Income Dynamics with Measurement Error and Individual Heterogeneity." Journal of Development Studies 43(6): 1057-83.

McKenzie, David, and Francisca Antman. 2007. "Earnings Mobility and Measurement Error: A Pseudo-Panel Approach." Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(1): 125-62.

McKenzie, David, John Gibson, and Steven Stillman. 2007. "Moving to Opportunity, Leaving behind What? Evaluating the Initial Effects of a Migration Policy on Incomes and Poverty in a Source Country." New Zealand Economic Papers 41(2): 197-224.

McKenzie, David, and Hillel Rapoport. 2007. "Network Effects and the Dynamics of Migration and Inequality: Theory and Evidence from Mexico." Journal of Development Economics 84(1): 1-24.


 

Books/Special Journal Issues

Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Thorsten Beck, and Patrick Honohan. 2007. Finance for All: Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access.  Policy Research Report. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Honohan, Patrick, and Thorsten Beck. 2007. Making Finance Work for Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Chapters in Books

Beck, Thorsten. 2007. "Efficiency in Financial Intermediation: Theory and Empirical Measurement." In Microfinance and Public Policy, ed. Bernd Barkenhol. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Beck, Thorsten. 2007. "Deposit Insurance, Bank Resolution and Lender of Last Resort: Putting the Pieces Together." In International Financial Stability: Global Banking and National Regulation, ed. Douglas D. Evanoff, John Raymond LaBrosse, and George D. Kaufman. Chicago: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Gine, Xavier. 2007. "Why Does Access Matter? Impact on Growth and Poverty." In Building Inclusive Financial Systems: A Framework for Financial Access, ed. Michael S. Barr, Robert Litan, and Anjali Kumar. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

McKenzie, David, and John Gibson. 2007. "The Impact of an Ex-Ante Job Offer Requirement on Labor Migration: The New Zealand-Tongan Experience." In International Migration, Economic Development and Policy, ed. Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff. Washington, DC: World Bank.

McKenzie, David. 2007. "Remittances in the Pacific." In Immigrants and their International Money Flows, ed. Susan Pozo. Kalamazoo: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment  Research.


 

Datasets

World Bank Group Database on Entrepreneurship(updates in 2007)
Includes cross-county data for over 90 countries on the number of total registered firms, newly registered firms, and firms closed. For available years between 1990 and 2005.

Indicators of Access to and Use of Financial Services Across Countries 
New indicators of access to and use of banking services across countries. Constructed from household surveys of regulators and banks.

Financial Development and Structure
(updates in 2007)
Updates to the more popular data series from the Financial Structure database through 2006. Now included two indicators of deposits in banks and in financial institutions relative to GDP.

Bank Regulation and Supervision Database
(updates in 2007)
First comprehensive, cross-country survey of how banks are regulated and supervised, including requirements and regulatory powers regarding bank entry, ownership, capital, powers and activities, auditing, organization, liquidity, provisioning, accounting and disclosure, incentives for supervisors, deposit insurance, and disciplining powers including bank exit. Data for 1997, 2001 and 2005.


 

Outreach

Ayyagari, Meghana, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2007. “How Well Do Institutional Theories Explain Firms’ Perceptions of Property Rights?” World Bank Research Digest 2(1): 3.

Beck, Thorsten, and Asli Demirguc-Kunt. 2007. “Access to Finance––An Unfinished Agenda.” Access Finance, Newsletter Financial and Private Sector Development, Vice Presidency, World Bank, Washington, DC., Issue No. 18, June.

Claessens, Stijn, Erik Feijen, and Luc Laeven. 2007. “Campaign Contributions and Preferential Access to Finance.” World Bank Research Digest 2(1): 5.

Honohan, Patrick, and Thorsten Beck. 2007. "Making Finance Work for Africa." World Bank Research Digest 1(3): 1.

Klapper, Leora, and Juan Manuel Quesada Delgado. 2007. "Entrepreneurship: New Data on Business Creation and How to Promote It." Note Number 316, Viewpoint, Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, World Bank, Washington, D.C., August.

Klapper, Leora, Luc Laeven, and Raghuram Rajan. 2007. "Entry Regulation as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship." World Bank Research Digest 1(3): 7.

McKenzie, David. 2007. "Which Youth Get to Make Human Capital Decisions? Results from Recent Surveys.” Development Outreach (November 2007). World Bank, Washington, DC.

Conferences & Seminars

Access to Finance
March 2007
Conference in preparation for the Policy research Report:Finance for All? Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access, jointly organized with the World Bank Economic Review, Washington, DC.
Agenda and Papers

Measuring Bank Regulation and Supervision
October 2007
Half-day workshop on issues related to measuring bank regulation and supervision, research and the resulting policy implications.
Agenda and Papers

Finance and Private Sector Seminars

Organizer: Bilal Zia
Seminar Schedule and Papers


 


 

Working Papers

Beck, Thorsten, Ross Levine, and Alexey Levkov. 2007. "Big, Bad Banks? The Impact of US Branch Deregulation on Income Distribution." Policy Research Working Paper 4330, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cull, Robert J., George R. Clarke, and Michael J. Fuchs. 2007. "Bank Privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda Commercial Bank." Policy Research Working Paper 4407, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cull, Robert J., and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2007. "Foreign Bank Participation and Crises in Developing Countries." Policy Research Working Paper 4128, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cull, Robert J., L. Colin Xu, and Tian Zhu. 2007. "Formal Finance and Trade Credit during China's Transition." Policy Research Working Paper 4204, World Bank, Washington, DC.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2007. "Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Don't Ask How the Sausage Is Made." Policy Research Working Paper 4229, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli, Meghana Ayyagari, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2007. "Firm Innovation in Emerging Markets: The Roles of Governance and Finance." Policy Research Working Paper 4157, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven. 2007. "Determinants of Deposit-Insurance Adoption and Design." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 12862. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

Espina, Carlos, Zeljko Bogetic, and John Noer. 2007. "Côte d'Ivoire: Volatility, Shocks and Growth." Policy Research Working Paper 4415, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Espina, Carlos, Zeljko Bogetic, and John Noer. 2007. "Côte d'Ivoire: Competitiveness, Cocoa, and the Real Exchange Rate." Policy Research Working Paper 4416, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Espina, Carlos, Zeljko Bogetic, and John Noer. 2007. "Côte d'Ivoire: From Success to Failure - A Story of Growth, Specialization, and the Terms of Trade." Policy Research Working Paper 4414, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2007. "Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy." Policy Research Working Paper 4195, World Bank, Washington, D.C. Also published as BREAD Working Paper 141, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, Cambridge, MA.

Gine, Xavier, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery. 2007. "Patterns of Rainfall Insurance Participation in Rural India." Policy Research Working Paper 4408, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gine, Xavier, and Dean Yang. 2007. "Insurance, Credit, and Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi." Policy Research Working Paper 4425, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gine, Xavier, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery. 2007. "Statistical Analysis of Rainfall Insurance Payouts in Southern India." Policy Research Working Paper 4426, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Klapper, Leora, Juan Manuel Quesada Delgado, Raphael Amit, and Mauro F. Guillen. 2007. "Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation across Countries." Policy Research Working Paper 4313, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David. 2007. "Youth, ICTs and Development." Global Information and Communication Technologies Working Paper(February). World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, and Johan A. Mistiaen. 2007. "Surveying Migrant Households: A Comparison of Census-Based, Snowball, and Intercept Point Surveys." Policy Research Working Paper 4419, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, and Yaye Seynabou Sakho. 2007. "Does It Pay Firms to Register for Taxes? The Impact of Formality on Firm Profitability." Policy Research Working Paper 4449, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, and Hillel Rapoport. 2007. "Self-selection Patterns in Mexico-U.S. Migration: The Role of Migration Networks." Policy Research Working Paper 4118, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, Suresh De Mel, and Christopher Woodruff. 2007. "Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Policy Research Working Paper 4230, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, John Gibson, and Steven Stillman. 2007. "A Land of Milk and Honey with Streets Paved with Gold: Do Emigrants Have Over-optimistic Expectations about Incomes Abroad?" Policy Research Working Paper 4141, World Bank, Washington, DC.

McKenzie, David, and Marcin Jan Sasin. 2007. "Migration, Remittances, Poverty, and Human Capital: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges." Policy Research Working Paper 4272, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Stillman, Steven, David McKenzie, and John Gibson. 2007. "Migration and Mental Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." Policy Research Working Paper 4138, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Xu, L. Colin, Li Gan, and Yang Yao. 2007. "Local Elections and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Chinese Villages." Policy Research Working Paper 4205, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Xu, L. Colin, Joseph P. H. Fan, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung. 2007. "Does "Good Government" Draw Foreign Capital? Explaining China's Exceptional Foreign Direct Investment Inflow." Policy Research Working Paper 4206, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 

 


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