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Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Research Manager

MARIA SOLEDAD MARTINEZ PERIA is the Research Manager of Finance and Private Sector Development team of the Development Research Group. Her published research has focused on currency and banking crises, depositor market discipline, and foreign bank participation in developing countries. Currently she is conducting research on financial sector outreach, on the impact of remittances on financial development, on bank competition and on the impact of the global crisis. Prior to joining the World Bank, Sole worked at the Brookings Institution, the Central Bank of Argentina, the Federal Reserve Board, and the International Monetary Fund. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing?
2 .International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
3 .Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America
4 .Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis
5 .Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ?
6 .Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update
7 .The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts
8 .Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe
9 .How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets
10 .How bank competition affects firms' access to finance
11 .Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador
12 .The World Bank economic review 25 (1)
13 .A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector : an application to the case of Jordan
14 .Banking sector competition in Russia
15 .Foreign bank participation in developing countries : what do we know about the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon?
16 .Bank competition in the Middle East and northern Africa region
17 .What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ?
18 .What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors
19 .Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico
20 .Drivers and obstacles to banking SMEs : the role of competition and the institutional framework
21 .Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
22 .Bank involvement with SMEs : beyond relationship lending
23 .Foreign bank acquisitions and outreach : evidence from Mexico
24 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
25 .Foreign bank participation and crises in developing countries
26 .Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world
27 .Do workers' remittances promote financial development ?
28 .Bank ownership type and banking relationships
29 .How banks go abroad : branches or subsidiaries ?
30 .Reaching out : access to and use of banking services across countries
31 .The mix of international banks' foreign claims : determinants and implications
32 .Firm financing in India: recent trends and factors
33 .Market discipline under systemic risk - evidence from bank runs in emerging economies
34 .How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads : evidence from Latin America
35 .The World Bank research observer 18 (1)
36 .Banking on foreigners : the behavior of international Bank lending to Latin America, 1985-2000
37 .Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter?
38 .Does foreign bank penetration reduce access to credit in developing countries " evidence from asking borrowers
39 .Foreign bank entry - experience, implications for developing countries, and agenda for further research
40 .Banking crises and exchange rate regimes - Is there a link?
41 .The impact of banking crises on money demand and price stability
42 .A regime - switching approach to studying speculative attacks : focus on European Monetary System crises
43 .Do depositors punish banks for "bad" behavior? : market discipline in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico
44 .Factors that affect short-term commercial bank lending to developing countries

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