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Banks and banking
Working Paper
Savings By and For the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

The poor can and do save, but often use formal or informal instruments that have high risk, high cost, and limited functionality. This could lead to undersaving compared to a world without market or behavioural frictions...

Banks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Journal Article
Savings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Banks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Working Paper
The European Investment Bank: Lessons for Developing Countries

The paper considers the experience of the European Investment Bank and addresses policy lessons for developing countries as they seek finance for development...

Banks and banking Economic development Environment
Blog
Making Finance the Servant not the Master

Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...

Banks and banking Capitalism Debts, Public
Working Paper
Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Banks

Utilizing the stochastic frontier approach, this study conducts a comparative analysis of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency of commercial banks operating in 29 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries by bank ownership (domestic bank, SSA foreign ba...

Banks and banking Financial institutions Financial institutions, International
Journal Article
Financial Liberalization and Banking Sector Efficiency in India: A Fourier Flexible functional form and Stochastic Frontier Approach

The Indian financial sector has undergone a significant structural transformation since the initiation of financial liberalization during 1990’s. It brought significant changes in the financial sector in general and banking in particular...

Banks and banking Cost effectiveness Stochastic processes
Working Paper
Foreign Banks and Credit Volatility: The Case of Latin American Countries

Foreign bank presence has substantially increased in Latin America during the second half of the 1990s, which has prompted an intense debate on its banking and macroeconomic consequences...

Banks and banking Credit Money supply
Blog
Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development: Looking at the MDGs from a Different Angle?
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George Mavrotas While recent years have witnessed new interest in the finance–growth nexus, the relationship between domestic resource mobilization and financial development remains relatively unexplored...

Banks and banking Capital market Financial institutions
Blog
Finance and Development: What we Know and What we Need to Know

Svetlana Andrianova and Panicos Demetriades This article, written before the current international financial crisis and with developing countries in mind, is particularly topical because its policy implications are now, if anything, even more relevan...

Banks and banking Financial institutions Institutional economics
Journal Article
Ownership Reform, Foreign Competition and Efficiency of Chinese Commercial Banks: A Non-parametric Approach

Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and India

Banks and banking Competition Cost effectiveness
Working Paper
Ownership Reform, Foreign Competition, and Efficiency of Chinese Commercial Banks: A Non-Parametric Approach

Since China joined the WTO in 2001, the pressure for bank reforms has mounted as China ought to fully open up its financial market to foreign competition by 2006...

Banks and banking Competition Cost effectiveness
Book
Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development

This significant and timely volume offers crucial insights into the constantly evolving debate within the international development community regarding the mobilization of domestic resources and the crucial role that financial development can and sho...

Banks and banking Capital market Financial institutions
Book Chapter
The Structure and Performance of Ethiopia's Financial Sector in the Pre- and Post Reform Periods

From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development

Banks and banking Economic development Financial institutions
Book Chapter
The Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam

From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development

Banks and banking Business enterprises Contracts
Book Chapter
Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development: Introduction

From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development

Banks and banking Capital market Financial institutions
Working Paper
The Structure and Performance of Ethiopia's Financial Sector in the Pre- and Post-Reform Period with a Special Focus on Banking

Since 1992 Ethiopia has been engaged in liberalizing its financial sector. The hallmark of the strategy is gradualism. The approach is not without problems especially from Bretton Woods Institutions that saw the reform as a sluggish process...

Banks and banking Economic development Financial institutions
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