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Finance and Private Sector Development: 2011 Publications

 

Journal Articles
Chapters in Books
Edited Volume
Newsletter, Impact Notes

Outreach
Finance and Private Sector Seminars
Working Papers
 

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Journal Articles

Aggarwal, Reena, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2011. "Do Remittances Promote Financial Development? " Journal of Development Economics 96(2): 255-264.

Ayyagari, Meghana, Asli Demirgüç -Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2011. “Firm Innovation in Emerging Markets: The Roles of Governance and Finance." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 46(6): 1545-1580.

Beck, Thorsten, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2011. "What Explains the Cost of Remittances? An Examination across 119 Country Corridors." World Bank Economic Review 25(1): 105-131.

Beck, Thorsten, Asli Demirgüç -Kunt, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2011. "Bank Financing for SMEs: Evidence across Countries and Bank-Ownership Types." Journal of Financial Services Research 39(1): 35-54.

Bollard, Albert, David McKenzie, Melanie Morten, and Hillel Rapoport. 2011. "Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited: The Microdata Show More Educated Migrants Remit More." World Bank Economic Review 25(1): 132-156.

Bruhn, Miriam, and Inessa Love. 2011. "Gender Differences in the Impact of Banking Services: Evidence from Mexico." Small Business Economics 37(4): 493-512.

Bruhn, Miriam. 2011. "License to Sell: The Effect of Business Registration Reform on Entrepreneurial Activity in Mexico." Review of Economics and Statistics 93(1): 382-386.

Chavis, Larry, Leora Klapper, and Inessa Love. 2011. "The Impact of the Business Environment on Young Firm Financing. " WBER Symposium Issue on Entrepreneurship and Growth 25(3): 486-507.

Chen, Qingqing, Chroching Goh, Bo Sun, and L. Colin Xu. 2011. "Market Integration in China: A Survey." Asian Development Review 21(1): 79-93.

Cull, Robert J., and Connor P. Spreng. 2011. "Pursuing Efficiency while Maintaining Outreach: Bank Privatization in Tanzania." Journal of Development Economics 94(2): 254-261.

Cull, Robert J., Stephen Haber, and Masami Imai. 2011.  "Related Lending and Financial Development." Journal of International Business Studies 42(3): 406-426.

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2011.  "Does Regulatory Supervision Curtail Microfinance Profitability and Outreach?" World Development 39(6): 949-965.

Delavande, Adeline, Xavier Giné, and David McKenzie. 2011. "Eliciting Probabilistic Expectations with Visual Aids in Developing Countries: How Sensitive Are Answers to Variations in Elicitation Design?" Journal of Applied Econometrics 26(3): 479-497.

Delavande, Adeline, XavierGiné, and David McKenzie. 2011. "Measuring Subjective Expectations in Developing Countries: A Critical Review and New Evidence." Journal of Development Economics 94(2): 151-163.

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2011. "Getting Credit to High Return Microenterprises: The Results of an Information Intervention." World Bank Economic Review 25(3): 456-485.

Demirgüç -Kunt, Asli, and Enrica Detragiache. 2011. "Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness: Does Compliance Matter?" Journal of Financial Stability 7(4): 179-190.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Ernesto Lopez Cordova, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Christopher Woodruff. 2011. "Remittances and Banking Sector Breadth and Depth: Evidence from Mexico." Journal of Development Economics 95(2): 229-241.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Leora Klapper, and Georgios Panos. 2011. "Entrepreneurship in Post-Conflict Transition: The Role of Informality and Access to Finance." The Economics of Transition 19(1): 27-78.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2011. "Australia’s PSWPS: Development Impacts in the First Two Years." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 52(3): 361-370.

Gibson, John, David McKenzie, and Steven Stillman. 2011. "What Happens to Diet and Child Health When Migration Splits Households? Evidence from a Migration Lottery Program." Food Policy 36(1): 7-15.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2011. "Eight Questions about Brain Drain." Journal of Economic Perspectives 25(3): 107-128.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2011. "The Microeconomic Determinants of Emigration and Return Migration of the Best and Brightest: Evidence from the Pacific." Journal of Development Economics 95(1): 18-29.

Gibson, John, David McKenzie, and Steven Stillman. 2011. "The Impacts of Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program." Review of Economics and Statistics 93(4): 1297-1317.

Giné, Xavier. 2011. "Access to Capital in Rural Thailand: An Estimated Model of Form versus Informal Credit." Journal of Development Economics 96(1): 16-29.

Giné, Xavier, Ghazala Mansuri, and Mario Picon. 2011. "Does a Picture Paint a Thousand Words? Evidence from a Microcredit Marketing Experiment." World Bank Economic Review 25(3): 508-542.

Honohan, Patrick Thomas, and Sean Yoder. 2011. "Financial Transactions Tax: Panacea, Threat, or Damp Squib?" The World Bank Research Observer 26(1): 138-161.

Klapper, Leora, and Georgios Panos. 2011. "Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning: The Russian Case." Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 10(4): 599-618.

Klapper, Leora, and Simon C. Parker. 2011. "Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation." World Bank Research Observer 26(2): 237-257.

Klapper, Leora, and Inessa Love. 2011.  "Entrepreneurship and Development: The Role of Information Asymmetries." WBER Symposium Issue on Entrepreneurship and Growth 25(3): 448-455.

Klapper, Leora, and Inessa Love. 2011. "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on New Firm Registration." Economics Letters 113(1): 1-4.

Love, Inessa. 2011. "Corporate Governance and Performance around the World: What We Know and What We Don't." World Bank Research Observer 26(1): 42-70.

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "How Can We Learn Whether Firm Policies Are Working in Africa? Challenges (and Solutions?) for Experiments and Structural Models." Journal of African Economics 20(4): 600-625.

Mckenzie, David, and Hilel Rapoport. 2011. "Can Migration Reduce Educational Attainment? Evidence from Mexico.” Journal of Population Economics 24(4): 1331-1358.

McKenzie, David, and Ernesto Schargrodsky. 2011. "Buying Less, But Shopping More: Changes in Consumption Patterns during a Crisis." Economia 11(2): 1-35.

Mengistae, Taye Alemu, L. Colin Xu, and Wei Li. 2011.  "Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 73(6): 722-752.

Merrouche, Ouarda. 2011.  "The Long-term Educational Cost of War: Evidence from Landmine Contamination in Cambodia." Journal of Development Studies 47(3): 399-416.

Xu, L. Colin, Hongbin Cai, and Hamming Fang. 2011. "Eat, Drink, Firms, Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms." Journal of Law and Economics 54(1): 55-78.

Xu, L. Colin. 2011. "The Effects of Business Environments n Development: A Survey of New Firm-Level Evidence." World Bank Research Observer 26(2): 310-340.

Zwane, Alix, Jonathan Zinman, Eric Van Dusen, William Pariente, Clair Null, Edward Miguel, Michael Kremer, Dean Karlan, Richard Hornbeck, Xavier Giné, Esther Duflo, Florencia Devoto, Bruno Crepon, and Abhijit Banerjee. 2011. "Being surveyed can change later behavior and related parameter estimates." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(5): 1821-1826.

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Chapters in Books

Cull, Robert J., Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch. 2011. "Microfinance Tradeoffs: Regulation, Competition, and Financing." In The Handbook of Microfinance. ed.Beatriz Armendariz, Marc Labrie.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

de la Torre, Augusto, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011.  "Drivers and Obstacles to Banking SMEs: The Role of Competition and the Institutional Framework." In Reforming Rules and Regulations. ed.Vivek Ghosal.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 
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Edited Volume

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli, Doug Evanoff and George Kaufman, eds. 2011.  The International Financial Crisis: Have the Rules of Finance Changed? World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 
431 p.


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Newsletter, Impact Notes

Bruhn, Miriam, Robert J. Cull, and Inessa Love, eds. 2011.  Interest Bearing Notes Newsletter, Vol. 14, Nos. 1-6.
A bi-monthly product of the Finance and Private Sector Research Team in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, it reports on research done by the Team, as well as non-World Bank research, conferences, related websites, new datasets, and other research and policy-oriented news. {There were 8,510 subscribers to this newsletter in 2011}.

McKenzie, David, ed. 2010 Finance and Private Sector Impact Notes, Nos. 13-15.
Summarizes findings and lessons in the areas of finance and private sector development conducted by researchers in the Development Research Group as they become available.

 
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Outreach

Bruhn, Miriam, and Bilal Husnain Zia. 2011. "The Impact of Business and Financial Literacy Training for Young Entrepreneurs in Bosnia-Herzegovina." Finance & PSD Impact Note, Issue 13 (May).

Bruhn, Miriam, and Bilal Husnain Zia. 2011. "Conference on New Ideas in Business Growth." Featured Article DECFP Website (March).

Bruhn, Miriam, and Bilal Husnain Zia. 2011. "Should It Be Our Business to Promote Business Training?" All About Finance Blog (June).

Bruhn, Miriam, and Bilal Husnain Zia. 2011. "New Ideas in Business Growth." All About Finance Blog (April).

Cull, Robert J. 2011. "Lending to Bank Insiders: Crony Capitalism or a Fast Track to Financial Development?." All About Finance Blog (February).

Cull, Robert J., and L. Colin Xu. 2011.  "Financial Structure and Economic Development Conference." Featured Article, DECFP Website (July).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011. "The AAF Virtual Debates: Join Charles Calomiris and Franklin Allen in a Debate on State-Owned Banks.” All About Finance Blog (January).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011. "Do We Need Big Banks?" All About Finance Blog (March).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011. "Bank Lending to SMEs: How Much Does Type of Bank Ownership Matter?" All About Finance Blog (January).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011. "Taking Stock of Our Research in 2009: Relevance, Quality, and Impact." Featured Article DECFP Website (March).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Enrica Detragiache, and Ouarda Merrouche. 2011. "Bank Capital: Lessons from the Financial Crisis." Research Digest, Vol 5, Issue 2, Winter (January).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011. "Generating Jobs in Developing Countries: A Big Role for Small Firms."  All About Finance Blog (June).

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli. 2011.  "Optimal Financial Structures for Development? Some New Results."  All About Finance Blog (June).

Fafchamps, Marcel, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, and Christopher Woodruff. 2011.  "Capital, Gender, and Microenterprise Growth in Ghana." Development Impact Evaluation Notes (June).

Friedman, Jed, Markus Goldstein, David McKenzie, and Berk Ozler. 2011. "Introducing the Development Impact Blog." Development Impact Blog (April).

Giné, Xavier. 2011. "Can We Boost Demand for Rainfall Insurance in Developing Countries?" All About Finance Blog (January).

Levi-Yeyati, Eduardo, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011. "Triplet Crisis and the Ghost of the New Drachma." Monthly Research Highlights, Issue 36 (August).

Love, Inessa, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2011. "What Explains Comovement in Stock Market Return during the 2007-08 Crisis?" All About Finance Blog (February).

Love, Inessa. 2011. "How Corporate Stress Testing Can Enhance Bank Stress Testing." All About Finance Blog (March).

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad. 2011. "What's at the Top of the Agenda for the Financial Sector after the Crisis?" All About Finance Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Interesting IE-related Links This Week." World Bank Development Impact Blog (April.

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Guest Post: Banerjee and Duflo Reply to Monday’s Book Review." World Bank Development Impact Blog (April)

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Banerjee and Duflo’s Poor Economics: Micro-steps towards a quiet revolution?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Teachers Don’t Matter Says Nobel Laureate: A New Study in Science, and Why Economists Would Never Publish It…."  World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "A Rant on the External Validity Double Doubl Standard." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Fighting Malaria with Microfinance." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Interesting IE Links This Week." World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011."Inside the Black Box: Why Do Things Work?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "What Can Marketing Teach Us about Doing Development Research?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Fundamentally Unknowable? Can We Learn Whether Our Firm Policies in Africa Are Working?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "So You Want To Do an Evaluation with an NGO – Where Do You Begin? " World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Dean Karlan’s New Book: RCTs – This Time It’s Personal!" World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "Links on Migration Experiments." World Bank Development Impact Blog (April).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "Worrying Too Much about Brain Drain?” All About Finance Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "The Impact of Studying Abroad - and of Being Made to Return Home Again." World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "What Are the Under-researched Topics in Development according to Young Faculty?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "New Funding Opportunity for Impact Evaluations about Savings." World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "If You Want Her Business to Grow, Don’t Just Give Her Cash."  World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "A New Impact Note Series." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "In Defense of Single Project Evaluations: A Response to Ravallion." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "Power Calculations 101: Dealing with Incomplete Take-up." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "What Are ‘Mechanism Experiments’ and Should We Be Doing More of Them?" World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "Friday IE Links." World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "From Randomization Pioneer to Counter-factual Free: The Strange Cases of ICS." World Bank Development Impact Blog (May).

McKenzie, David. 2011. "A New Overview of Firm Experiments." World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

Zia, Bilal Husnain. 2011. "Unpacking the Causal Chain of Financial Literacy." World Bank Development Impact Blog (June).

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Finance and Private Sector Seminars

The World Bank Finance and Private Sector Seminar Series is an event where leading academic scholars in the finance field are invited to present their recent work. A total of 16 seminars were held in 2011.
Organizer:  Deniz Anginer
 
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Working Papers

Anginer, Deniz, and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. 2011.  "Has the Global Banking System Become Fragile over Time?." Policy Research Working Paper 5849. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Anginer, Deniz, Augusto de la Torre, and Alain Ize. 2011.  "Risk Absorption by the State: When Is It Good Public Policy?. " Policy Research Working Paper 5893. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Ayyagari, Meghana, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2011.  "Small vs. Young Firms across the World: Contribution to Employment, Job Creation, and Growth." Policy Research Working Paper 5631. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Bruhn, Miriam, and Bilal Husnain Zia. 2011. "Stimulating Managerial Capital in Emerging Markets: The Impact of Business and Financial Literacy for Young Entrepreneurs." Policy Research Working Paper 5642. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Chen, Qingqing, Chor-Ching Goh, Bo Sun, and L. Colin Xu. 2011.  "Market Integration in China." Policy Research Working Paper 5630. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Cull, Robert J., and L. Colin Xu. 2011.  "Job Growth and Finance: Are Some Financial Institutions Better Suited to Early Stages of Development Than Others?" Policy Research Working Paper 5880. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Cull, Robert J., Stephen Haber, and Masami Imai. 2011.  "Related Lending and Banking Development." Policy Research Working Paper 5570. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Erik Feyen, and Ross Levine. 2011. "The Evolving Importance of Banks and Securities Markets." Policy Research Working Paper 5805. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Meghana Ayyagari, and Vojislav Maksimovic. 2011.  "Do Phoenix Miracles Exist? Firm-Level Evidence from Financial Crises." Policy Research Working Paper 5799. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Thorsten Beck, and Dorothe Singer. 2011.  "Is Small Beautiful? Financial Structure, Size and Access to Finance." Policy Research Working Paper 5806. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Harry Huizinga. 2011.  "Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market." Policy Research Working Paper 5576. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Diego Anzoategui. 2011.  "Remittances and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from El Salvador." Policy Research Working Paper 5839. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Fafchamps, Marcel, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, and Christopher Woodruff. 2011.  "When is Capital Enough to Get Female Enterprises Growing? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana." Policy Research Working Paper 5706. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Gibson, John, and David McKenzie. 2011. "Eight Questions about Brain Drain." Policy Research Working Paper 5668. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Giné, Xavier, Jordi De la Torre Anglada, and Tara Vishwanath. 2011.  "After the Microfinance Crisis: Assessing the Role of Government-Led Microcredit Alternatives." Policy Research Working Paper 5808. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Giné, Xavier, and Ghazala Mansuri. 2011. "Together We Will : Experimental Evidence on Female Voting Behavior in Pakistan." Policy Research Working Paper 5692. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Giné, Xavier, Lasse Brune, Jessica Goldberg, and Dean Yang. 2011. "Commitments to Save: A Field Experiment in Rural Malawi." Policy Research Working Paper 5748. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Klapper, Leora, Luc Laeven, and Raghuram Rajan. 2011. "Trade Credit Contracts." Policy Research Working Paper 5726. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Klapper, Leora, and Christine Richmond. 2011.  "Patterns of Business Creation, Survival and Growth: Evidence from Africa." Policy Research Working Paper 5828. World Bank. Washington, D.C.

Klapper, Leora, and Georgios Panos. 2011.  "Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning: The Russian Case." Policy Research Working Paper 5827. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Love, Inessa. 2011.  "Empirical Analysis of Corporate Savings in Egypt." Policy Research Working Paper 5634. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

McKenzie, David, Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, and John Roberts. 2011.  "Does Management Matter? Evidence from India." Policy Research Working Paper 5573. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "How Can We Learn Whether Firm Policies Are Working in Africa? Challenges (and Solutions?) for Experiments and Structural Models." Policy Research Working Paper 5632. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

McKenzie, David. 2011.  "Beyond Baseline and Follow-up: The Case for More T in Experiments." Policy Research Working Paper 5639. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

McKenzie, David, and Peter F. Lanjouw. 2011. "Using Repeated Cross-sections to Explore Movements In and Out of Poverty." Policy Research Working Paper 5550. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

McKenzie, David, and Berk Ozler. 2011. "The Impact of Economic Blogs." Policy Research Working Paper 5783. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Wang, Xiaozu, L. Colin Xu, and Tian Zhu. 2011.  "Foreign Direct Investment under Weak Rule of Law: Theory and Evidence from China." Policy Research Working Paper 5790. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Xu, L. Colin, Taye Alemu Mengistae, and Wei Li. 2011.  "Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India." Policy Research Working Paper 5641. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

 




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