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Norman V. Loayza

Lead Economist

NORMAN LOAYZA is currently lead economist in the research department of the World Bank.  He was born in Arequipa, Peru, and studied high school and general university studies in Lima.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, in the specialties of economics and sociology.  Norman continued his studies at Harvard University, from which he received a Ph.D. degree in economics in 1994.  Since then, he has worked at the research group of the World Bank, with an interruption of two years (1999-2000) when he worked as senior economist at the Central Bank of Chile.  Norman has taught post-graduate courses and seminars at the University of the Pacific in Lima, the Catholic University of Chile, and the University of Sao Paulo.  He has presented seminars and conferences in places as diverse as Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Helsinki, Mexico City, El Cairo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid.  Throughout his professional life, Norman has studied several areas related to economic and social development, including economic growth, private saving, financial depth, monetary policy, trade openness, poverty alleviation, and crime prevention.  As result from this research, he has edited five books and published more than thirty articles in professional journals. 

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World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Financial development, growth, and crisis: is there a trade-off ?
2 .Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information
3 .Informality in the process of development and growth
4 .Illicit activity and money laundering from an economic growth perspective : a model and an application to Colombia
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6 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development
7 .Relat�rio Sobre o Desenvolvimento Mundial 2014 : risco e oportunidade - gerenciamento de riscos para o desenvolvimento : vis�o geral
8 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2014 : riesgo y oportunidad - la administracion del riesgo como instrumento de desarrollo : panorama general
9 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2014 : risques et opportunites - la gestion du risque a l'appui du developpement : abrege
10 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
11 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
12 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
13 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
14 .Poverty, inequality, and the local natural resource curse
15 .Saving and growth in Sri Lanka
16 .Do middle classes bring institutional reforms ?
17 .The impact of wealth on the amount and quality of child labor
18 .More than you can handle : decentralization and spending ability of Peruvian municipalities
19 .Saving and growth in Egypt
20 .Why are developing countries so slow in adopting new technologies ? the aggregate and complementary impact of micro distortions
21 .Innocent bystanders : developing countries and the war on drugs
22 .Business regulation and economic performance
23 .Medium-term business cycles in developing countries
24 .Privatization and nationalization cycles
25 .The growth aftermath of natural disasters
26 .Natural disasters and growth - going beyond the averages
27 .Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean
28 .The development impact of the illegality of drug trade
29 .The World Bank economic review 22 (1)
30 .The aftermath of civil war
31 .The World Bank economic review 21 (3)
32 .Informality trends and cycles
33 .The composition of growth matters for poverty alleviation
34 .The structural determinants of external vulnerability
35 .Openness can be good for growth : the role of policy complementarities
36 .Does openness imply greater exposure ?
37 .The impact of regulation on growth and informality - cross-country evidence
38 .Regulation and macroeconomic performance
39 .Financial development, financial fragility, and growth
40 .On the measurement of market-oriented reforms
41 .Country Portfolios
42 .Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effects
43 .Volatility and growth
44 .Do capital flows respond to risk and return?
45 .World market integration through the lens of foreign direct investors
46 .Accountability and corruption : political institutions matter
47 .The World Bank economic review 14 (3)
48 .Determinants of current account deficits in developing countries
49 .What drives private saving around the world?
50 .External sustainability : a stock equilibrium perspective
51 .Finance and the sources of growth
52 .Financial intermediation and growth : Causality and causes
53 .Economic reform and progress in Latin America and the Caribbean
54 .The economics of the informal sector : a simple model and some empirical evidence from Latin America
55 .The peace dividend : military spending cuts and economic growth
56 .A test of the international convergence hypothesis using panel data
57 .Labor regulations and the informal economy
58 .Taxation, public services, and the informal sector in a model of endogenous growth

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