Jul 2020
Author(s): Haas Ornelas, José Renato;Soares da Silva, Marcos;Nazar Van Doornik, Bernardus Ferdinandus
This paper studies the links between competition in the lending market and spreads of bank loans in Brazil. Evidence from a dataset of more than 13 million loan-level observations from private banks…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Conesa, Marina;Lotti, Giulia;Powell, Andrew
Theory suggests both resilience and fragility in banking networks. This paper finds both, exploiting a new database of cross-border syndicated lending to developing countries from 1993 to 2017.…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…