Augusto de la Torre

World Bank - Research Department

Chief Economist for Latin America & the Caribbean

1818 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20433

United States

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Bank Involvement with SMEs: Beyond Relationship Lending

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4649
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 664 (30,219)

Abstract:

Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Financial Intermediation, Debt Markets

Bank Involvement with SMEs: Beyond Relationship Lending

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 34, Issue 9, September 2010: pp. 2280-2293
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2013
World Bank - Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 90 (237,875)

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Small and medium enterprises, bank finance, financial constraints, banking market structure

Drivers and Obstacles to Banking SMEs: The Role of Competition and the Institutional Framework

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2651
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 May 2009
World Bank - Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 424 (54,128)

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small and medium enterprises, bank finance, financial constraints, banking market structure, institutional factors, regulation, competition

Drivers and Obstacles to Banking Smes: The Role of Competition and the Institutional Framework

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4788
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 167 (147,159)

Abstract:

Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Financial Intermediation, Debt Markets

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Citation 1

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5316
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
Center for Global Development, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 288 (85,242)
Citation 1

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Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Achieving Shared Growth, Access to Finance

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
Center for Global Development, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 190 (130,625)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Aid Effectiveness, Economic Growth

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Jun 2010
Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
Center for Global Development, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Stabilization, Reform, Financial Markets, Macroeconomic Policy, Government

Living and Dying with Hard Pegs: The Rise and Fall of Argentina's Currency Board

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2980
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Feb 2003
World Bank - Research Department, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Exchange rate regime, currency board, dollarization, floating, currency crisis, banking crisis, convertibility

Living and Dying with Hard Pegs: The Rise and Fall of Argentina's Currency Board

Economia, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 43-99, 2003
Posted: 02 Jul 2004
World Bank - Research Department, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Abstract:

Exchange rate regime, currency board, dollarization, floating, currency crisis, banking crisis, convertibility

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Citation 13

The Basic Analytics of Access to Financial Services

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4026
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Thorsten Beck and Augusto de la Torre
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 300 (81,316)
Citation 13

Abstract:

Banks & Banking Reform, Economic Theory & Research, Markets and Market Access, Access to Markets, Financial Intermediation

The Basic Analytics of Access to Financial Services

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 79-117, May 2007
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 May 2007
Thorsten Beck and Augusto de la Torre
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 31 (398,474)
Citation 13

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Innovative Experiences in Access to Finance: Market Friendly Roles for the Visible Hand?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4326
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department, University of Warwick - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 313 (54,830)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Emerging Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress

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Capital Market Development: Whither Latin America?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4156
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department, University of Warwick - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 282 (84,064)
Citation 2

Abstract:

stock market development; bond market development; capital market

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Citation 2

Regulatory Reform: Integrating Paradigms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4842
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 261 (94,981)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Emerging Markets, Labor Policies, Financial Intermediation

Regulatory Reform: Integrating Paradigms

International Finance, Vol 13, Issue 1, Spring 2010, pp. 109-139, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2362.2010.01254
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2013
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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Citation 2

Abstract:

financial crises, financial policy, financial regulation, financial development, regulatory architecture

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Financial Development in Latin America: Big Emerging Issues, Limited Policy Answers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3963
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department, University of Warwick - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 252 (94,691)

Abstract:

Financial Economics, Economic Theory & Research, Financial Intermediation, Macroeconomic Management, Markets and Market Access

Financial Globalization: Unequal Blessings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2903
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Nov 2002
World Bank - Research Department, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 225 (110,785)

Abstract:

financial globalization, dollarization, floating, currency regime, financial crises, emerging markets

Financial Globalization: Unequal Blessings

International Finance, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 335-357, 2002
Posted: 16 Jun 2004
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Resolving Bank Failures in Argentina: Recent Developments and Issues

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2295
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre
World Bank - Research Department
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Resolving Bank Failures in Argentina - Recent Developments and Issues

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2295
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre
World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 13 (496,670)

Abstract:

International Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Banks & Banking Reform, Financial Intermediation, Financial Crisis Management & Restructuring, Economic Theory & Research, Payment Systems & Infrastructure

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Coping with Risk through Mismatches: Domestic and International Financial Contracts for Emerging Economies

World Bank Working Paper No. 3212
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Jan 2004
Augusto de la Torre and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 166 (141,850)

Abstract:

Currency mismatch, maturity mismatch, dollarization, financial development

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Stock Market Development Under Globalization: Whither the Gains from Reforms?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4184
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sergio L. Schmukler, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Augusto de la Torre
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Warwick - Department of Economics and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 160 (143,315)

Abstract:

Markets and Market Access, Economic Theory & Research, Access to Markets, Privatization, Corporate Law

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Financial Development: Structure and Dynamics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5854
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre, Erik Feyen and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank - Finance & Markets Global Practice and World Bank
Downloads 111 (173,872)

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets, Access to Finance, Banks & Banking Reform

Containing Systemic Risk: Paradigm-Based Perspectives on Regulatory Reform

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5523
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 96 (227,777)

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Financial Intermediation, Banks & Banking Reform, Labor Policies

Containing Systemic Risk: Paradigm-Based Perspectives on Regulatory Reform

Economia, Fall 2010, Volume 11, Number 1
Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank

Abstract:

financial crises, financial policy, financial regulation, financial development, regulatory architecture

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The Foundations of Macroprudential Regulation: A Conceptual Roadmap

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6575
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 81 (209,919)

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Emerging Markets, Labor Policies, Economic Theory & Research

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Can Latin America Tap the Globalization Upside?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6837
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre, Tatiana Didier and Magali Pinat
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 66 (250,232)

Abstract:

Emerging Markets, Currencies and Exchange Rates, Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform

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Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead

World Bank Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2012
Number of pages: 275 Posted: 16 May 2012
Augusto de la Torre, Alain Ize and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 65 (278,930)

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Risk Absorption by the State: When is it Good Public Policy?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5893
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Deniz Anginer, Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank Research, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 49 (290,411)

Abstract:

Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Labor Policies

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The Conceptual Foundations of Macroprudential Policy: A Roadmap

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6576
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 26 (362,543)

Abstract:

Labor Policies, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Financial Intermediation, Emerging Markets

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Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Knowledge Bank

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6623
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Laura Chioda, Augusto de la Torre and William F. Maloney
World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit
Downloads 21 (397,284)

Abstract:

Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems, Knowledge Economy, Knowledge for Development, ICT Policy and Strategies, Banks & Banking Reform

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Exchange Rate Unification: The Cuban Case

Cuban Economic Change in Comparative Perspective Paper Series - Brookings, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Apr 2014
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 21 (339,632)

Abstract:

Exhange Rate Regimes, Exchange Rate Policy, Dual exchange rates, Exchange Rate Unification, Economies in Transition, Dollarization, Currency Unification

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Should Latin America Save More to Grow Faster?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7386
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 18 (333,590)

Abstract:

Economic Conditions and Volatility, Economic Theory & Research, Economic Growth, Consumption, Industrial Economics, Fiscal & Monetary Policy, International Trade and Trade Rules

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Financial Development: Maturing and Emerging Policy Issues

The World Bank Research Observer, Volume 22, Issue 1, Spring 2007: pp. 67-102
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2013
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department, Independent and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 13 (446,462)

Abstract:

financial development, financial stability, financial crises, financial sector reform, financial globalization, access to finance, Latin America

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Coping with Risks Through Mismatches: Domestic and International Financial Contracts for Emerging Economies

International Finance, Winter 2004, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 349-390, DOI: 10.1111/j.1367-0271.2004.00142
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2013
Augusto de la Torre and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 12 (467,022)

Abstract:

currency mismatch, dollarization, financial crises, emerging markets finance, financial development, maturity mismatch, risk management

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Latin America and the Rising South: Changing World, Changing Priorities

World Bank Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2015
Number of pages: 249 Posted: 06 Jun 2015
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 10 (345,947)

Abstract:

Latin America, Rise of the South, Globalization, Global Networks, Global Value Chains, Trade Integration, Financial Integration, Savings, Labor Market Dynamics

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Risk-Bearing by the State: When Is It Good Policy?

Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 10, p. 74, 2014
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Nov 2014
Deniz Anginer, Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
World Bank Research, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 10 (410,930)

Abstract:

partial credit guarantees, development banks, risk premia, financial intermediaries, lender of last resort, public guarantees, public risk absorption, Arrow-Lind theorem