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Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Author/Editor: Ashok Vir Bhatia, Tamim Bayoumi.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper questions the view that leverage should have forewarned us of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, pointing to several gearing indicators that were neither useful portents of the onset more...



Revisiting Risk-Weighted Assets

Author/Editor: Vanessa Le Leslé, Sofiya Avramova.

Release Date: March, 2012

Price: $18.00

In this paper, we provide an overview of the concerns surrounding the variations in the calculation of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) across banks and jurisdictions and how this might undermine the more...



The Valuation Effects of Geographic Diversification: Evidence from U.S. Banks

Author/Editor: Martin Goetz, Luc Laeven, Ross Levine.

Release Date: February, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper assesses the impact of the geographic diversification of bank holding company (BHC) assets across the United States on their market valuations. Using two novel identification strategies more...



Canada: Selected Issues Paper

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

United States : Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

The size and sources of international spillovers of activity remain subject to significant uncertainty. This Selected Issues paper uses a new approach to differentiating these effects using more...



Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update-Technical Note-Housing Finance

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper presents a technical note on Mexico’s Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal has successfully led a range of direct policy measures that have more...



Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Financing of the Private Sector

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This technical note on financing of the private sector for Mexico describes the evolution, composition, and determinants of financing to the nonfinancial private sector in Mexico between 2000 and more...