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Banks and banking
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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and banking Credit Economic development
Book Chapter
Bank Lending to Emerging Markets: Crossing the Border

From the book: From Capital Surges to Drought

Banks and 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

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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...

Banks and banking Labor Productivity
Book Chapter
Financial Sector Regulation in a Globalized Context

From the book: Globalization, Marginalization and Development

Banks and 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...

Banks and 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 Banks and banking Comparative economics
Book Chapter
The Southeast Asian Currency Crisis

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

Banks and 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...

Banks and banking Financial crisis Financial institutions
Journal Article
Micro–Macro Linkages in Financial Markets: The Impact of Financial Liberalization on Access to Rural Credit in Four African Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Impact of the Liberalization of the Exchange Rate and Financial Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banks and banking Informal sector (Economics) Macroeconomics
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