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): Goldstein Rossotto, Karen; Peterson, Robert J.; Masci, Pietro; Giorgio, Luis Alberto; García, Valeriano F.; West, Derek; Lee, Ruben; Agatiello, Osvaldo R.; Hook, Andrew; Dowers, Kenroy; Sotomayor, Ivan; Gomez-Acebo, Felipe; Corcoran, Andrea M.; Chandler-Crichlow, Catherine; Lubrano, Mike; Kuserk, Gregory J.; Wittich, Georg; Korcsmaros, Kinga; Aggarwal, Reena; Wuertz, Karen K.; Takacs, Hannes; Vives, Antonio; Karmel, Roberta S.; Hobson, Ronald B.; Tafara, Ethiopis; del Valle, Clemente
This book analyzes the status of the markets in Latin America and identifies the technical, political, and financial challenges to building vibrant capital markets and increasing the efficiency…
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…