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The Structure and Performance of Ethiopia's Financial Sector in the Pre- and Post-Reform Period with a Special Focus on Banking

Since 1992 Ethiopia has been engaged in liberalizing its financial sector. The hallmark of the strategy is gradualism. The approach is not without problems especially from Bretton Woods Institutions that saw the reform as a sluggish process...

Banking Economic development Financial institutions
Working Paper
The Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam

This paper deals with loan contracting from a private bank in Vietnam. We focus on the main loan contract features that the bank uses in lending to business firms, namely loan maturity, collateral and loan interest rate...

Banking Business enterprises Contracts
Journal Article
Reconstructing and Reforming the Financial System in Conflict and ‘Post-Conflict’ Economies

Reconstructing the financial system in countries affected by violent conflict is crucial to successful and broad-based recovery...

Banking Financial institutions Social conflict
Working Paper
Loan Processing Costs and Information Asymmetries-Implications for Financial Sector Development and Economic Growth

The paper presents a model in which credit-constrained firms might delay the adoption of new and more productive technologies because of the very high external financing costs they face...

Banking Credit Economic development
Book Chapter
Bank Lending to Emerging Markets: Crossing the Border

From the book: From Capital Surges to Drought

Banking Capital market Financial crisis
Book Chapter
The New Basel Capital Accord and Developing Countries: Issues, Implications and Policy Proposals

From the book: From Capital Surges to Drought

Banking Business cycles Risk management
Journal Article
Income Risk, Coping Strategies, and Safety Nets

Poor rural and urban households in developing countries face substantial risks, which they handle with risk-management and risk-coping strategies, including self-insurance through savings and informal insurance mechanisms...

Banking Financial crisis Financial institutions
Journal Article
Prudential Regulation of Banks in Less Developed Economies

This article argues that developing countries face inherent obstacles in setting up efficient financial regulation, and building up a sound banking sector: the presence of multiple tasks and multiple principals, poor institutions, lack of economies o...

Banking Financial crisis Financial institutions
Working Paper
Bank Lending to Emerging Markets: Crossing the Border

This paper has two aims. The first is to provide some explanation for the extraordinary collapse in cross-border bank lending to developing countries which has taken place since 1997...

Banking Capital market Financial crisis
Working Paper
The New Basel Capital Accord and Developing Countries: Issues, Implications and Policy Proposals

This paper argues that, if implemented in its current form, the new Basel Capital Accord will adversely effect developing sovereigns, corporates and banks wishing to borrow in international markets...

Banking Business cycles Risk management
Journal Article
How Fast Do Banks Adjust?: A DyA Dynamic Model of Labor-Use with an Application to Swedish Banks

This paper deals with a dynamic adjustment process in which adjustment of a key variable input (labor) towards its desired level is modeled in a panel data context...

Banking Labour Productivity
Book Chapter
Financial Sector Regulation in a Globalized Context

From the book: Globalization, Marginalization and Development

Banking Financial crisis Financial institutions
Working Paper
Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Burkina Faso

This study tests the performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Burkina Faso using indicators such as the sustainable interest rate and the subsidy dependence index...

Banking Competition Cost effectiveness
Book Chapter
Negotiated Land Reform as One Way of Land Access: Experiences from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa

From the book: Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Agriculture Banking Comparative economics
Book Chapter
The Southeast Asian Currency Crisis

From the book: Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Banking Capital Financial crisis
Working Paper
Prudential Regulation of Banks in Less Developed Economies

Beginning with an empirical analysis of banking crises using a logit econometric model covering a sample of developed and developing countries between 1980-97, the paper suggests that crises are more likely in years of low growth and high real intere...

Banking Financial crisis Financial institutions
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