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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

Are there Spillover Effects From Munis?

Author/Editor: Bertrand Candelon, Rabah Arezki, Amadou N. R. Sy.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

This paper studies the spillover effects both within the bond markets for individual U.S. states and between the latter and the market for U.S. Treasury securities. We perform the Forbes and Rigobon more...



Canada : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the CPSS/IOSCO Recommendations for Securities Settlement Systems

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

The Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) is the operator of the securities settlement system. The design and operations of the CDS are covered by a solid legal basis. The regulatory framework is more...



Canada : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of the Level of Implementation of the IOSCO Principles and Objectives of Securities Regulation

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

The regulatory framework for the securities market of Canada exhibits high levels of implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Principles. The more...



Mexico : Selected Issues

Release Date: December, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper analyzes external shocks and business cycle fluctuations in Mexico. The paper examines the relative importance of U.S. demand shocks—and other foreign more...



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: 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...



Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Risk Management Practices and Stress Tests of Commercial Banks, The Insurance Sector, and the Derivatives Exchange

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This technical note on Mexico’s Financial Sector Assessment Program update presents an overview of the risk management practices and stress test results carried out for the Mexican commercial more...



Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Detailed Assessment on the Implementation of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

The Detailed Assessment report on Mexico’s implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation is analyzed. The Mexican 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...



Mexico : Financial System Stability Assessment Update, including Summary Assessments on the Observance of Financial Sector Standards and Codes on the following topics: The Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision, and the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Release Date: October, 2006

Price: $18.00

Policies implemented over the last decade have strengthened economic fundamentals and brought macroeconomic stability. Major improvements in compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective more...



Mexico : Selected Issues

Release Date: December, 2005

Price: $15.00

This Selected Issues paper considers the “informal sector” in Mexico. In Mexico and many other countries, the informal sector represents a large share of total employment. The paper more...



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