Ideas for Development in the Americas (IDEA): Volume 7 : May-August, 2005: Public Banks Revisited
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Swimming against the prevailing economic tide, public banks are still a major force in the financial sector. This edition of IDEA examines the record of public banks and research on the theoretical frameworks for and against state-owned banks. It presents lessons learned from the past as well as issues for the future.