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Financial Development

WPS4902Banking on politicsBraun, Matias; Raddatz, Claudio2009/04

Financial Globalization and Financial Development

WPS6218Sovereign defaults and expropriations : empirical regularitiesEden, Maya; Kraay, Aart; Qian, Rong2012/10
WPS6209How firms use domestic and international corporate bond marketsGozzi, Juan Carlos; Levine, Ross; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler, Sergio L.2012/09
WPS6105Financial globalization in emerging countries : diversification vs. offshoringCeballos, Francisco; Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.2012/06
WPS6072On the international transmission of shocks : micro-evidence from mutual fund portfoliosRaddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.2012/05
WPS6059Should Wall-Street be occupied ? an overlooked price externality of financial intermediationEden, Maya2012/05
WPS6001The cross-country magnitude and determinants of collateral borrowingNguyen, Ha Minh; Qian, Rong2012/03
WPS5993Why do some countries default more often than others ? the role of institutionsQian, Rong2012/03
WPS5870Consumption baskets and currency choice in international borrowingBengui, Julien; Nguyen, Ha Minh2011/11
WPS5777Engendering tradeDo, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei A.; Raddatz, Claudio2011/08
WPS5768Gross capital flows : dynamics and crisesBroner, Fernando; Didier, Tatiana; Erce, Aitor; Schmukler, Sergio L.2011/08
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Investment Climate and the Microeconomics of Growth

WPS6244Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in AfricaFalco, Paolo; Maloney, William F.; Rijkers, Bob; Sarrias, Mauricio2012/10
WPS6187The persistence of (subnational) fortune : geography, agglomeration, and institutions in the new worldMaloney, William F.; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia2012/09
WPS6066Gender and rural non-farm entrepreneurshipRijkers, Bob; Costa, Rita2012/05
WPS5789Ladies first ? firm-level evidence on the labor impacts of the East Asian crisisHallward-Driemeier, Mary; Rijkers, Bob; Waxman, Andrew2011/09
WPS5321Deals versus rules : policy implementation uncertainty and why firms hate itHallward-Driemeier, Mary; Khun-Jush, Gita; Pritchett, Lant2010/05
WPS5218The impact of the investment climate on employment growth : does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions ?Aterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary2010/02
WPS5085Creative destruction and policy reforms : changing productivity effects of firm turnover in Moroccan manufacturingHallward-Driemeier, Mary; Thompson, Fraser2009/10
WPS5106Mind the neighbors : the impact of productivity and location on firm turnoverHallward-Driemeier, Mary; Thompson, Fraser2009/10
WPS5084Who survives ? the impact of corruption, competition and property rights across firmsHallward-Driemeier, Mary2009/10
WPS5054Comparing Apples with....Apples : how to make (more) sense of subjective rankings of constraints to businessHallward-Driemeier, Mary; Aterido, Reyes2009/09
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Macroeconomic Volatility

WPS5929Financial distortions and the distribution of global volatilityEden, Maya2012/01
WPS5590Over the hedge : exchange rate volatility, commodity price correlations, and the structure of tradeRaddatz, Claudio2011/03
WPS5564How do governments respond after catastrophes ? natural-disaster shocks and the fiscal stanceMelecky, Martin; Raddatz, Claudio2011/02
WPS5408Credit constraints and the north-south transmission of crisesNguyen, Ha Minh2010/08
WPS5039The wrath of God : macroeconomic costs of natural disastersRaddatz, Claudio2009/09
WPS5002The growth aftermath of natural disastersFomby, Thomas; Ikeda, Yuki; Loayza, Norman2009/07
WPS4980Natural disasters and growth - going beyond the averagesLoayza, Norman; Olaberria, Eduardo; Rigolini, Jamele; Christiaensen, Luc2009/06
WPS4897Emerging market fluctuations : what makes the difference ?Hevia, Constantino2009/04
WPS4445Emerging market liquidity and crisesYeyati, Eduardo Levy; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Van Horen, Neeltje2007/12
WPS4382Fiscal rules, public investment, and growthServen, Luis 2007/11
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Economic Growth

WPS6147Does the minimum wage affect employment ? evidence from the manufacturing sector in IndonesiaDel Carpio, Ximena; Nguyen, Ha Minh; Wang, Liang Choon2012/07
WPS6099Government spending multipliers in developing countries : evidence from lending by official creditorsKraay, Aart2012/06
WPS6026Productivity and the welfare of nationsBasu, Susanto; Pascali, Luigi; Schiantarelli, Fabio; Serven, Luis2012/04
WPS6015Do middle classes bring institutional reforms ?Loayza, Norman; Rigolini, Jamele; Llorente, Gonzalo2012/03
WPS5978Using pooled information and bootstrap methods to assess debt sustainability in low income countriesHevia, Constantino2012/02
WPS5959The impact of wealth on the amount and quality of child laborDel Carpio, Ximena V.; Loayza, Norman V.2012/01
WPS5763More than you can handle : decentralization and spending ability of Peruvian municipalitiesLoayza, Norman V.; Rigolini, Jamele; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar2011/08
WPS5701Export quality dynamicsKrishna, Pravin; F. Maloney, William2011/06
WPS5682Is infrastructure capital productive ? a dynamic heterogeneous approachCalderon, Cesar; Moral-Benito, Enrique; Serven, Luis2011/06
WPS5529Saving and growth in EgyptHevia, Constantino; Loayza, Norman2011/01
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Institutions and Governance

WPS6254Income risk, income mobility and welfareKrebs, Tom; Krishna, Pravin; Maloney, William F.2012/10
WPS6223Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing societyHoff, Karla; Pandey, Priyanka2012/10
WPS6064Experiments in culture and corruption : a reviewBanuri, Sheheryar; Eckel, Catherine2012/05
WPS5952Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefitsKeefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti2012/01
WPS5760Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferencesFehr, Ernst; Hoff, Karla2011/08
WPS5676Collective action, political parties and pro-development public policyKeefer, Philip2011/06
WPS5646Good countries or good projects ? macro and micro correlates of World Bank project performanceDenizer, Cevdet; Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart2011/05
WPS5415Does respondent reticence affect the results of corruption surveys ? evidence from the world bank enterprise survey for NigeriaClausen, Bianca; Kraay, Aart; Murrell, Peter2010/09
WPS5430The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issuesKaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo2010/09
WPS5254Can disaggregated indicators identify governance reform priorities ?Kraay, Aart; Tawara, Norikazu2010/03
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Financial Globalization

WPS4649Bank involvement with SMEs : beyond relationship lendingde la Torre, Augusto; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler , Sergio L.2008/06
WPS4184Stock market development under globalization : whither the gains from reforms ?de la Torre, Augusto; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.2007/04
WPS4132The international financial integration of China and IndiaLane, Philip R.; Schmukler, Sergio L.2007/02
WPS3933Internationalization and the evolution of corporate valuationGozzi, Juan Carlos; Levine, Ross; Schmukler, Sergio L.2006/06
WPS3897International financial integration through the law of one priceLevy Yeyati, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Van Horen, Neeltje2006/04
WPS3517Trade liberalization and the politics of financial developmentBraun, Matias; Raddatz, Claudio2005/02
WPS3440Market discipline under systemic risk - evidence from bank runs in emerging economiesLevy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler, Sergio L.2004/11
WPS3322Tango with the Gringo: the hard peg and real misalignment in ArgentinaAlberola, Enrique; Lopez, Humberto; Serven, Luis2004/06
WPS3192Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effectsCalderon, Cesar; Loayza, Norman; Serven, Luis2004/01
30141Financial globalization: gain and pain for developing countriesSchmukler, Sergio L.2003/12
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Financial Crises and Contagion

WPS5203When the rivers run dry : liquidity and the use of wholesale funds in the transmission of the U.S. subprime crisisRaddatz, Claudio2010/02
WPS4897Emerging market fluctuations : what makes the difference ?Hevia, Constantino2009/04
WPS4807Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policiesDemirguc-Kunt, Asli; Serven, Luis2009/01
WPS4770Crises, capital controls, and financial integrationYeyati, Eduardo Levy; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Van Horen, Neeltje 2008/11
WPS4445Emerging market liquidity and crisesYeyati, Eduardo Levy; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Van Horen, Neeltje2007/12
WPS3440Market discipline under systemic risk - evidence from bank runs in emerging economiesLevy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler, Sergio L.2004/11
WPS3389Why do emerging economies borrow short term?Broner, Fernando A.; Lorenzoni, Guido; Schmukler, Sergio L.2004/09
WPS3161Liquidity needs and vulnerability to financial udnerdevelopmentRaddatz, Claudio2003/11
WPS3173Distributional effects of crises : the role of financial transfersMarina Halac; Sergio Schmukler2003/11
WPS3146The price of inconvertible deposits - the stock market boom during the Argentine crisisLevy Yeyati, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Van Horen, Neeltje2003/10
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International Capital Flows

WPS6072On the international transmission of shocks : micro-evidence from mutual fund portfoliosRaddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.2012/05
WPS5700Deconstructing herding : evidence from pension fund investment behaviorRaddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.2011/06
WPS5174Valuation effects with transitory and trend productivity shocksNguyen, Ha Minh2010/01
WPS4872Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial marketsRaddatz, Claudio2009/03
WPS4807Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policiesDemirguc-Kunt, Asli; Serven, Luis2009/01
WPS4184Stock market development under globalization : whither the gains from reforms ?de la Torre, Augusto; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.2007/04
WPS4156Capital market development : whither Latin America ?de la Torre, Augusto; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.2007/03
WPS3320Country PortfoliosKraay, Aart; Loayza, Norman; Serven, Luis; Ventura, Jaume2004/06
WPS3200When is external debt sustainable?Kraay, Aart; Nehru, Vikram2004/02
WPS3192Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effectsCalderon, Cesar; Loayza, Norman; Serven, Luis2004/01
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Exchange Rates

WPS4636Real exchange rates, saving and growth : is there a link ?Montiel, Peter J.; Serven, Luis2008/05
WPS3497What does regional trade in South Asia reveal about future trade integration? Some empirical evidencePitigala, Nihal2005/02
WPS3322Tango with the Gringo: the hard peg and real misalignment in ArgentinaAlberola, Enrique; Lopez, Humberto; Serven, Luis2004/06
WPS2980Living and dying with hard pegs : the rise and fall of Argentina's currency boardDe la Torre, Augusto; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio L.2003/03
WPS2903Financial globalization : unequal blessingsDe la Torre, Augusto; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio L.2002/10
WPS2823Real exchange rate uncertainty and private investment in developing countriesServen, Luis2002/04
WPS2815Pricing currency risk : facts and puzzles from currency boardsSchmukler, Sergio L.; Serven, Luis2002/03
WPS2424Global transmission of interest rates : monetary independence and the currency regimeFrankel, Jeffrey; Schmukler, Sergio; Serven, Luis2000/08
WPS2397Verifying exchange rate regimesServen, Luis; Frankel, Jeffrey; Fajnzylber, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio2000/07
WPS1298Capital goods imports, the real exchange rate, and the current accountServen, Luis1994/05
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