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Brazil: Financial System Stability Assessment

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

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

Developments in Financial Supervision and the Use of Macroprudential Measures in Central America

Author/Editor: Mynor Meza, Fernando L Delgado.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

Improvements in financial regulation and supervision in the Central American region (CAPDR) have strengthened financial stability. Prudential instruments with potential macroeconomic effects have more...



The Policy Interest-Rate Pass-Through in Central America

Author/Editor: Stephanie Medina Cas, Alejandro Carrion-Menendez, Florencia Frantischek.

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $18.00

Several Central American (CADR) central banks with independent monetary policies have adopted policy interest rates as their main instrument to signal their monetary policy stances, often in the more...



Improving the Monetary Policy Frameworks in Central America

Author/Editor: Stephanie Medina Cas, Alejandro Carrion-Menendez, Florencia Frantischek.

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $18.00

Several Central American (CADR) countries with independent monetary policies are strengthening their monetary frameworks and some have implemented or are moving towards inflation targeting (IT) more...



Incorporating Financial Sector Risk Into Monetary Policy Models : Application to Chile

Author/Editor: Leonardo Luna, Dale F. Gray, Jorge Restrepo, Carlos Garcia.

Release Date: September, 2011

Price: $18.00

This paper builds a model of financial sector vulnerability and integrates it into a macroeconomic framework, typically used for monetary policy analysis. The main question to be answered with the more...



Paraguay : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Reduction and Rephasing of Access: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Paraguay

Release Date: June, 2008

Price: $18.00

The recent tightening of credit conditions in segments of mature financial markets abroad has not had an impact on Paraguay. The current mix of macroeconomic policies combined with favorable external more...



Colombia : Selected Issues

Release Date: January, 2008

Price: $18.00

This paper quantifies the dynamic effects of fiscal policy using a structural model, the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF). The analysis finds that success of fiscal policy in more...



Chile : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Data Module, Response by the Authorities, and Detailed Assessment Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF)

Release Date: September, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes data module provides an assessment of Chile’s macroeconomic statistics against the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), complemented 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: 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...



The Bahamas : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector—Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Release Date: October, 2004

Price: $15.00

This paper reviews Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision in The Bahamas. The assessment reveals that the overall regulatory structure in The Bahamas is complex, involves an excessive number of more...



Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Antilles : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector Volume I—Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Release Date: August, 2004

Price: $15.00

This review of financial sector regulation and supervision in the Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Antilles explains banking, insurance, and pension fund supervision. The Netherlands more...



Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Antilles : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector Volume II— Detailed Assessment of Observance of Standards and Codes

Release Date: August, 2004

Price: $15.00

This detailed assessment of the observance of standards and codes in the financial sector of the Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Antilles reviews implementation of the Basel Core more...



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