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Dec 2015
Author(s): Garbero, Noelia; Amendolaggine, Julian; Gasparini, Leonardo; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
This paper investigates the main patterns and drivers of the household saving rate in Latin America by assembling a broad dataset of official household surveys for 10 Latin American countries and 27…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
After constructing a broad and novel database of 52 countries over 2001-11, this study assesses the link between financial intermediation and saving. The study finds that the Latin American and…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Cavallo, Eduardo A.
This paper investigates the relevance of business saving for private saving and investment around the world by constructing and exploiting a broad international, unbalanced panel of 64 countries over…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Sánchez, Gabriel
The goal of this paper is to study the link between bank credit (and internal funding) and average firm size in Argentina. Besides the fact that economic growth tends to go hand in hand with larger…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Moya, Ramiro
This paper analyzes mortgage loan demand in Argentina using a new survey administered in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. It finds that recurring macro volatility and violation of financial…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
This presentation presents an analysis of the Inter-American Development Bank's Liquidity Program for Growth Sustainability, which was launched in October of 2008 to provide liquidity to LAC…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; da Silva, André L. Carvalhal; Chong, Alberto E.; Cruces, Juan José; Garay, Urbi; González, Maximiliano; Gutiérrez, Luis H.; Kawamura, Enrique; Leal, Ricardo P. C.; Lefort, Fernando; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Pombo, Carlos; Walker, Eduardo
'Investor Protection and Corporate Governance' analyzes the impact of corporate governance on firm performance and valuation. Using unique datasets gathered at the firm-level--the first…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Panizza, Ugo; Galindo, Arturo
Recent empirical and theoretical literature on the impact of real exchange rate devaluations on economic performance questions the traditional expansionary effect generated within standard Mundell-…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Kiguel, Miguel A.; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Panizza, Ugo; Miller, Margaret; Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Bernal, Olver; Auerbach, Paula; Chong, Alberto E.; Mandalaoui, Carolina; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Kamil, Herman; Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Loboguerrero, Ana María; Cowan, Kevin; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Fergusson, Leopoldo; Micco, Alejandro; Powell, Andrew; Suárez, Gustavo; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Studart, Rogerio
Credit supplied by the banking sector is the most important funding source for firms and households in Latin America and the Caribbean. Unfortunately, credit is scarce, costly and volatile. Without…