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Bank Governance, Regulation, and Risk Taking
This paper conducts the first empirical assessment of theories concerning risk taking by banks, their ownership structures, and national bank regulations. We focus on conflicts between bank managersExpand
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Systemic Banking Crises: A New Database
This paper presents a new database on the timing of systemic banking crises and policy responses to resolve them. The database covers the universe of systemic banking crises for the period 1970-2007,Expand
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Systemic Banking Crises Database
The paper presents a comprehensive database on systemic banking crises during 1970–2011. It proposes a methodology to date banking crises based on policy indices, and examines the robustness of thisExpand
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What Drives Bank Competition? Some International Evidence
Using bank-level data, the authors apply the Panzar and Rosse (1987) methodology to estimate the extent to which changes in input prices are reflected in revenues earned by specific banks in 50Expand
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The determinants of financing obstacles
The authors use survey data on a sample of over 10,000 firms from 80 countries to assess (1) how successful a priori classifications are in distinguishing between financially constrained andExpand
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Resolution of Banking Crises: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This paper presents a new database of systemic banking crises for the period 1970-2009. While there are many commonalities between recent and past crises, both in terms of underlying causes andExpand
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Entry regulation as a barrier to entrepreneurship
Using a comprehensive database of European firms, we study the effect of market entry regulations on the creation of new limited-liability firms, the average size of entrants, and the growth ofExpand
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Systemic Banking Crises Database: An Update
We update the widely used banking crises database by Laeven and Valencia (2008, 2010) with new information on recent and ongoing crises, including updated information on policy responses and outcomesExpand
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Is There a Diversification Discount in Financial Conglomerates?
This paper investigates whether the diversity of activities conducted by financial institutions influences their market valuations. We find that there is a diversification discount: The market valuesExpand
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Political Connections and Preferential Access to Finance: Role of Campaign Contributions
Using novel indicators of political connections constructed from campaign contribution data, we show that Brazilian firms that provided contributions to (elected) federal deputies experienced higherExpand
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