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Inessa Love


INESSA LOVE is an Economist in the Finance Team of the Development Research Group. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 2001, her research has focused on access to external finance and development of the domestic financial sector. In a series of recent papers she investigated the effect of financing constraints on investment; the relationship between financial intermediation, trade credit and industrial growth; corporate governance and investor protection; and global capital flows. She holds a MA in Financial Economics from the American University and a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.

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World Bank Research Dataset

Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset
Deposit Insurance dataset (2013)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching
2 .New firm registration and the business cycle
3 .The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ?
4 .Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ?
5 .How bank competition affects firms' access to finance
6 .Empirical analysis of corporate savings in Egypt
7 .Corporate vulnerability and bank stability : evidence from Jordan
8 .The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration
9 .The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration
10 .The impact of the business environment on young firm financing
11 .What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ?
12 .Credit constraints and investment behavior in Mexico's rural economy
13 .The economic impact of banking the unbanked : evidence from Mexico
14 .Do reorganization costs matter for efficiency ? Evidence from a bankruptcy reform in Colombia
15 .Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms
16 .Trade credit and bank credit : evidence from recent financial crises
17 .Finances of Egyptian listed firms
18 .What drives corporate governance reform? firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe
19 .Firm financing in India: recent trends and factors
20 .Business Environment and the Incorporation Decision
21 .Financial development and growth in the short and long run
22 .Credit reporting and financing constraints
23 .Financial development and dynamic investment behavior : evidence from panel vector autoregression
24 .Patterns of industrial development revisted : the role of finance
25 .Corporate governance, investor protection, and performance in emerging markets
26 .Investor protection, ownership, and the cost of capital
27 .Global capital flows and financing constraints
28 .Financial development and financing constraints - international evidence from the structural investment model
29 .Trade credit, financial intermediary development, and industry growth

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