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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.

Contact: Maria Soledad Martinez Peria at research@worldbank.org


World Bank Research Dataset

Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)
Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis
2 .Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe
3 .The World Bank economic review 25 (1)
4 .What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ?
5 .What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors
6 .Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico
7 .Drivers and obstacles to banking SMEs : the role of competition and the institutional framework
8 .Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
9 .Bank involvement with SMEs : beyond relationship lending
10 .Foreign bank acquisitions and outreach : evidence from Mexico
11 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
12 .Foreign bank participation and crises in developing countries
13 .Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world
14 .Do workers' remittances promote financial development ?
15 .Bank ownership type and banking relationships
16 .How banks go abroad : branches or subsidiaries ?
17 .Reaching out : access to and use of banking services across countries
18 .The mix of international banks' foreign claims : determinants and implications
19 .Firm financing in India: recent trends and factors
20 .Market discipline under systemic risk - evidence from bank runs in emerging economies
21 .How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads : evidence from Latin America
22 .The World Bank research observer 18 (1)
23 .Banking on foreigners : the behavior of international Bank lending to Latin America, 1985-2000
24 .Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter?
25 .Does foreign bank penetration reduce access to credit in developing countries " evidence from asking borrowers
26 .Foreign bank entry - experience, implications for developing countries, and agenda for further research
27 .Banking crises and exchange rate regimes - Is there a link?
28 .The impact of banking crises on money demand and price stability
29 .A regime - switching approach to studying speculative attacks : focus on European Monetary System crises
30 .Do depositors punish banks for "bad" behavior? : market discipline in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico