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Brazil's Capital Market : Current Status and Issues for Further Development

Author/Editor: Joonkyu Park.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Capital market development in Brazil is a key policy issue going forward to foster savings, investment and absorptive capacity in a context of prospects for sizable capital flows in the medium term. more...

Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level

Author/Editor: Jiri Jonas.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

The paper discusses the fiscal impact of the Great Recession of 2007-08 on state and local governments in the United States. It documents the sharp decline in tax revenue and discusses how states more...

Peru: Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies, 1930 - 1980

Author/Editor: Gonzalo C. Pastor.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper reviews monetary and exchange rate policies in Peru in 1930-80. The review covers major transformations to the world economy, including the post-1929 crash and WWII, and changing economic more...

Asymmetric Effects of the Financial Crisis: Collateral-Based Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity Analysis

Author/Editor: Vadim Khramov.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper uses the financial crisis of 2008 as a natural experiment to demonstrate that when measuring investment-cash flow sensitivity, the value of a firm's assets that can be used as collateral more...

Market Discipline and Conflicts of Interest Between Banks and Pension Funds

Author/Editor: Adolfo Barajas, Mario Catalan.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

We study the behavior of private pension funds as large depositors in a banking system. Using panel data analysis, we examine whether, and if so how, pension funds influence market discipline in more...

Investment by Large Firms in Argentina

Author/Editor: Alvaro Piris.

Release Date: January, 2010

Price: $18.00

Strong growth in investment made a key contribution to the economic recovery in Argentina earlier this decade. The paper uses firm-level data to assess changes in financing constraints and the more...

Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: The Pension Annuity Market

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper presents a technical note on Mexico’s Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries more...