Aug 2003
Author(s): Silva, Ilmar Ferreira; Marques, Lílian Arruda; Ribeiro, Luis; Franzoi, Ricardo; Sanches, Solange
Neste continente, os efeitos negativos das reformas liberais afetaram substancialmente o precário equilíbrio de boa parte das economias nacionais e do tecido social. A necessidade de construção de…
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…