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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...

Intra-Regional Spillovers in South America: Is Brazil Systemic after All?

Author/Editor: Gustavo Adler, Sebastian Sosa.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

Shocks stemming from Brazil - the large neighbor in South America - have historically been a source of concern for policy-makers in other countries of the region. This paper studies the importance of 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...

Do Dynamic Provisions Enhance Bank Solvency and Reduce Credit Procyclicality? A Study of the Chilean Banking System

Author/Editor: Jorge A. Chan-Lau.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

Dynamic provisions could help to enhance the solvency of individual banks and reduce procyclicality. Accomplishing these objectives depends on country-specific features of the banking system, more...

BRICs’ Philosophies for Development Financing and Their Implications for LICs

Author/Editor: Nkunde Mwase, Yongzheng Yang.

Release Date: March, 2012

Price: $18.00

Flows of development financing from the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) to low income countries (LICs) have surged in recent years. Unlike aid from traditional donors, BRICs (excluding 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...

Determinants of Development Financing Flows From Brazil, Russia, India, and China to Low-Income Countries

Author/Editor: Nkunde Mwase.

Release Date: November, 2011

Price: $18.00

BRICs development financing flows have increased significantly and are expected to become more prominent in the post-crisis era. We investigate the potential implications on the country-allocation of 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...

Paraguay : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release on the Executive Board Consideration

Release Date: June, 2008

Price: $18.00

Improvements in macroeconomic conditions are encouraging, and the current macroeconomic framework for 2006 and 2007 remains valid in Paraguay. The strong fiscal performance has applied also to the more...

Chile : Selected Issues

Release Date: September, 2007

Price: $15.00

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the properties of the fiscal surplus rule, a key pillar of Chile’s macroeconomic framework. The findings suggest that the rule is near the more...

Brazil's Long-Term Growth Performance—Trying to Explain the Puzzle

Author/Editor: Ricardo Adrogué, Martin D Cerisola, R G Gelos.

Release Date: December, 2006

Price: $18.00

This paper assesses Brazil's growth performance from a long-term perspective, using crosscountry and panel estimation techniques, building on the vast empirical literature on growth. The empirical more...

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