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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 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
2 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
3 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2014 : riesgo y oportunidad - la administracion del riesgo como instrumento de desarrollo : panorama general
4 .Relatorio Sobre o Desenvolvimento Mundial 2014 : risco e oportunidade - gerenciamento de riscos para o desenvolvimento : visao geral
5 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2014 : risques et opportunites - la gestion du risque a l'appui du developpement : abrege
6 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
7 .World development report 2014 : risk and opportunity - managing risk for development : overview
8 .Business regulation and economic performance
9 .Infrastructure and economic growth in Egypt
10 .Innocent bystanders : developing countries and the war on drugs
11 .Medium-term business cycles in developing countries
12 .Privatization and nationalization cycles
13 .The growth aftermath of natural disasters
14 .Natural disasters and growth - going beyond the averages
15 .Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean
16 .The development impact of the illegality of drug trade
17 .The World Bank economic review 22 (1)
18 .The aftermath of civil war
19 .The World Bank economic review 21 (3)
20 .Informality trends and cycles
21 .The composition of growth matters for poverty alleviation
22 .The structural determinants of external vulnerability
23 .Openness can be good for growth : the role of policy complementarities
24 .Does openness imply greater exposure ?
25 .The impact of regulation on growth and informality - cross-country evidence
26 .Regulation and macroeconomic performance
27 .Financial development, financial fragility, and growth
28 .On the measurement of market-oriented reforms
29 .Country Portfolios
30 .Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effects
31 .Volatility and growth
32 .Do capital flows respond to risk and return?
33 .World market integration through the lens of foreign direct investors
34 .Accountability and corruption : political institutions matter
35 .The World Bank economic review 14 (3)
36 .What drives private saving around the world?
37 .External sustainability : a stock equilibrium perspective
38 .Financial intermediation and growth : Causality and causes
39 .Finance and the sources of growth
40 .The economics of the informal sector : a simple model and some empirical evidence from Latin America
41 .Labor regulations and the informal economy