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Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Research Manager

MARIA SOLEDAD MARTINEZ PERIA is the Research Manager of Finance and Private Sector Development team of the Development Research Group. Her published research has focused on currency and banking crises, depositor market discipline, and foreign bank participation in developing countries. Currently she is conducting research on financial sector outreach, on the impact of remittances on financial development, on bank competition and on the impact of the global crisis. Prior to joining the World Bank, Sole worked at the Brookings Institution, the Central Bank of Argentina, the Federal Reserve Board, and the International Monetary Fund. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Contact: Maria Soledad Martinez Peria at research@worldbank.org
















 

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The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (Inglés)

This paper analyzes the impact of introducing credit information-sharing systems on firms' access to finance. The analysis uses multi-year, firm-level surveys for 63 countries covering more than 75,000 firms over the period 2002-13. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7013 AUG 01, 2014

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Singh, Sandeep

International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglés)

This paper uses World Bank survey data, including about 10,000 households in five countries -- Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda -- to investigate the link between international remittances and households' financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6991 JUL 01, 2014

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (Inglés)

Since the 1990s, financial systems around the world, and especially those in developing countries, have gained in soundness, depth, and diversity, prompted in part by a series of financial sector and macroeconomic reforms aimed at fostering a market-driven economy in which finance plays a central role. ... Vea más +

Publicación 83498 DEC 17, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Anginer, Deniz; Auqui, Martin; Calderon, Cesar; Ceballos, Francisco; Cortes, Mariano; De la Torre, Augusto; D'Hulster, Katia; Dijkman, Miquel; Feyen, Erik; Gutierrez, Eva; Heysen, Socorro; Ize, Alain; Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Raddatz, Claudio; Seelig, Steven A.; Serven, Luis; Williams, Thomas

Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (Inglés)

This paper analyzes the lending behavior of foreign-owned banks during the recent global crisis. Using bank-level panel data for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, the paper explores the role of affiliate and parent financial characteristics, host location, as well as the impact of parent geographic origin and reach on foreign banks' credit growth. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6674 OCT 01, 2013

Choi, Moon Jung; Gutierrez, Eva; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ? (Inglés)

Using firm-level surveys for up to 73 countries, this paper explores the impact of introducing collateral registries for movable assets on firms' access to bank finance. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6477 JUN 01, 2013

Love, Inessa; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Singh, Sandeep

Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update (Inglés)

This paper presents the latest update of the World Bank Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, and explores two questions. First, were there significant differences in regulation and supervision between crisis and non-crisis countries? ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6286 DEC 01, 2012

Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Amin; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Cihak, Martin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts (Inglés)

Financial inclusion -- defined here as the use of formal accounts -- can bring many welfare benefits to individuals. Yet the authors know very little about the factors underpinning financial inclusion across individuals and countries. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6290 DEC 01, 2012

Allen, Franklin; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe (Inglés)

This paper examines the impact of bank ownership on credit growth in developing countries before and during the 2008-2009 crisis. Using bank-level data for countries in Eastern Europe and Latin America, it analyzes the growth of banks' total gross loans as well as the growth of corporate, consumer, and residential mortgage loans. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6195 SEP 01, 2012

Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets (Inglés)

This paper provides the first comprehensive documentation of how firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets. Debt issues in domestic and international markets have different characteristics, not explained by differences across firms or countries. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6209 SEP 01, 2012

Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Levine, Ross; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Schmukler, Sergio L.

How bank competition affects firms' access to finance (Inglés)

Combining multi-year, firm-level surveys with country-level panel data for 53 countries, the authors explore the impact of bank competition on firms' access to finance. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6163 AUG 01, 2012

Love, Inessa; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (Inglés)

This paper investigates the impact of remittances on financial inclusion. This is an important issue given recent studies showing that financial inclusion can have significant beneficial effects on households. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5839 OCT 01, 2011

Anzoategui, Diego; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

What explains the price of remittances? : an examination across 119 country corridors (Inglés)

Remittances are a substantial source of external financing for developing countries that influence many aspects of their development. Though research has shown that remittances are both expensive and price sensitive, little is known about what explains their price. ... Vea más +

Artículo de periódico 75165 FEB 01, 2011

Beck, Thorsten; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez

The World Bank economic review 25 (1) (Inglés)

This paper is organized in following headings: five questions on international migration and development; where on earth is everybody? the evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000; immigration policies and the Ecuadorian exodus; do migrants improve governance at home? ... Vea más +

Publicación 80516 FEB 01, 2011

Ozden, Caglar; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice; Parsons, Christopher R.; Walmsley, Terrie L.; Bertoli, Simone; Moraga, Jesus Fernandez-Huertas; Ortega, Francesc; Batista, Catia; Vicente, Pedro C.; Beck, Thorsten; Peria; Maria Soledad Martinez; Bollard, Albert; McKenzie, David; Morten, Melanie

A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector : an application to the case of Jordan (Inglés)

This paper proposes a framework to analyze competition in the banking sector using Jordan as an example. In particular, the paper pursues a multi-pronged approach to analyze competition including (i) an examination of the extent to which the market is contestable (that is, has low barriers to bank entry and exit), (b) an evaluation of the behavior of bank spreads, and (iii) an assessment of non-structural and direct measures of bank competition such as the H-statistic and the Lerner Index. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5499 DEC 01, 2010

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Banking sector competition in Russia (Inglés)

The Russian banking sector includes approximately 1,000 banks, but is it competitive? This paper analyzes bank competition in Russia during 2002-2008. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5449 OCT 01, 2010

Anzoategui, Diego; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Melecky, Martin

Foreign bank participation in developing countries : what do we know about the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon? (Inglés)

Foreign bank participation has increased steadily across developing countries since the mid-1990s. This paper documents this trend and surveys the existing literature to explore the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon, paying particular attention to the differences observed across regions both in the degree of foreign bank participation and in the impact of this process. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5398 AUG 01, 2010

Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Bank competition in the Middle East and northern Africa region (Inglés)

This paper studies the extent of bank competition in the Middle East and Northern Africa region during 1994-2008, using non-structural measures of competition such as the H-statistic and the Lerner index. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5363 JUL 01, 2010

Anzoategui, Diego; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Rocha,Roberto

What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ? (Inglés)

This paper examines the determinants of stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis. Given that the United States (US) was the crisis epicenter, the authors analyze the factors driving the co-movement between US returns and stock returns in 83 countries. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5224 MAR 01, 2010

Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Didier, Tatiana; Love, Inessa

What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors (Inglés)

Remittances are a sizeable source of external financing for developing countries. In the L’Aquila 2009 G8 Summit, leaders pledged to reduce the cost of remittances by half in 5 years (from 10 to 5 percent). ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5072 OCT 01, 2009

Beck, Thorsten; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico (Inglés)

Despite the rising volume of remittances flowing to developing countries, their impact on banking sector breadth and depth in recipient countries has been largely unexplored. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS4983 JUN 01, 2009

Lopez Cordova, Ernesto; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Woodruff, Christopher

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The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? (Inglés)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7013 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglés)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6991 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (Inglés)
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DEC 17, 2013 83498 Publicación
Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6674 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Collateral registries for movable assets : does their introduction spur firms' access to bank finance ? (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6477 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update (Inglés)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6286 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts (Inglés)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6290 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe (Inglés)
Vea más +
SEP 01, 2012 WPS6195 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets (Inglés)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6209 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
How bank competition affects firms' access to finance (Inglés)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6163 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador (Inglés)
Vea más +
OCT 01, 2011 WPS5839 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
What explains the price of remittances? : an examination across 119 country corridors (Inglés)
Vea más +
FEB 01, 2011 75165 Artículo de periódico
The World Bank economic review 25 (1) (Inglés)
Vea más +
FEB 01, 2011 80516 Publicación
A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector : an application to the case of Jordan (Inglés)
Vea más +
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5499 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Banking sector competition in Russia (Inglés)
Vea más +
OCT 01, 2010 WPS5449 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Foreign bank participation in developing countries : what do we know about the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon? (Inglés)
Vea más +
AUG 01, 2010 WPS5398 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Bank competition in the Middle East and northern Africa region (Inglés)
Vea más +
JUL 01, 2010 WPS5363 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
What explains stock markets' vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ? (Inglés)
Vea más +
MAR 01, 2010 WPS5224 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors (Inglés)
Vea más +
OCT 01, 2009 WPS5072 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico (Inglés)
Vea más +
JUN 01, 2009 WPS4983 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas