Mar 2003
Author(s): Solberg, Scott; Hale, David; Benavides, Juan
This study identifies the major structural problems and constraints that impair the performance of disaster management in the road network of Ecuador. The paper identifies two categories of problems…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro
This paper tests the efficiency of different structures of bank ownership in terms of its ability to target manufacturing sectors in need of credit. We find that state- owned banks do not play a…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro; Serra, César Manuel
Institutional and legal differences between countries increase entry costs and reduce the ability of banks to expand abroad. We use bilateral foreign banking data for 176 countries to estimate a…