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Postal address:Faculty of Economics and Bussiness, University of Groningen. PO Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen. The Netherlands
Workplace:Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde (Faculty of Economics and Business), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Royal University of Groningen), (more information at EDIRC)
Leerstoelgroep Ontwikkelingseconomie (Development Economics Group), Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum (Wageningen University and Research Center), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2012

  1. Dynamics of Investment for Market-Oriented Farmers in Chile
    2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, International Association of Agricultural Economists Downloads
  2. Impact of Access to Credit on Farm Productivity of Fruit and Vegetable Growers in Chile
    2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, International Association of Agricultural Economists Downloads View citations (3)

2010

  1. Does Conflict affect Preferences? Results from Field Experiments in Burundi
    HiCN Working Papers, Households in Conflict Network Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Research Working Papers, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict (2010) Downloads View citations (22)
    Working Papers ECARES, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles (2010) Downloads View citations (29)

2009

  1. The Impact of International Remittances on Income, Work Efforts, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Vietnam
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)

2008

  1. Bank efficiency and foreign ownership: do good institutions matter?
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (137)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Banking & Finance (2008)
  2. Banking in transition economies: does foreign ownership enhance profitability?
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    See also Journal Article in The European Journal of Finance (2008)
  3. Commercialisering van microfinanciering: een goede zaak?
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  4. De effecten van financiële liberalisatie op de economische groei, investeringen en besparingen
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  5. Does financial liberalization influence saving, investment and economic growth: evidence from 25 emerging market economies, 1973-1996
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (6)
  6. State capture, income and institutional quality
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics Letters (2008)
  7. Stock-market efficiency in thin-trading markets: the case of the Vietnamese stock market
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics (2010)
  8. Value performance of European bank acquisitions
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Applied Financial Economics (2007)

2007

  1. Does foreign ownership Foster bank performance
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Applied Financial Economics (2007)
  2. Impact of microfinance: a critical survey
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (3)
  3. Lending policies of informal, formal and semiformal lenders: evidence from Vietnam
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (7)
  4. Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Development
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (8)
  5. Risk behaviour and group formation in microcredit groups in Eritrea
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  6. The empirics of microfinance: what do we know?
    ULB Institutional Repository, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles View citations (36)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2007)

2006

  1. The Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads

2005

  1. Does Financial Liberalization Influence Saving, Investment and Economic Growth?: Evidence from 25 Emerging Market Economies, 1973-97
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (7)
  2. It Works; It Doesn't; It Can, But that Depends...: 50 Years of Controversy Over the Macroeconomic Impact of Development Aid
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (13)

2002

  1. Flight Capital and its Reversal for Development Financing
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Investment, cash flow and uncertainty: evidence for the Netherlands
    10th International Conference on Panel Data, Berlin, July 5-6, 2002, International Conferences on Panel Data Downloads View citations (3)

2001

  1. Fiscal Policy and Private Investment in Less Developed Countries
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (10)

1993

  1. Financial Liberalization, Informal Credit Markets and Imperfect Information
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research-
  2. Informal Credit Markets, deregulation and Private Investment
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research- View citations (2)
  3. Is there a Long Run Influence on Financial Development on Economic growth in Latin America
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research-
  4. The Financial Sector and Its Influence on Economic Growth: Evidence from 14 Latin American Countries, 1963-1989
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research-

1992

  1. An Assessment of the Brady Plan Agreements
    OECD Development Centre Working Papers, OECD Publishing Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Developing Countries' Economic Performance in the 1990s: A World Model Approach
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research-

1991

  1. Trade, Capital, and the Transition in Central Europe
    Working Papers, Groningen State, Institute of Economic Research- View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2014

  1. Asymmetric group loans, non-assortative matching and adverse selection
    Economics Letters, 2014, 124, (2), 185-187 Downloads
  2. Institutions and Bank Performance: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76, (1), 67-92 Downloads View citations (19)
  3. Slavery, Statehood, and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    World Development, 2014, 57, (C), 148-163 Downloads View citations (11)
  4. What Can We Learn from Impact Evaluations&quest
    The European Journal of Development Research, 2014, 26, (1), 12-17 Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. Financial liberalization and economic growth: A meta-analysis
    Journal of International Money and Finance, 2013, 33, (C), 255-281 Downloads View citations (66)
  2. Social and financial exclusion: the role of microfinance
    Rivista italiana degli economisti, 2013, (3), 293-298 Downloads

2012

  1. Do Powerful CEOs Determine Microfinance Performance?
    Journal of Management Studies, 2012, 49, (4), 718-742 Downloads View citations (30)
  2. Group lending with correlated project outcomes
    Economics Letters, 2012, 117, (2), 445-447 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Ownership and technical efficiency of microfinance institutions: Empirical evidence from Latin America
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2012, 36, (7), 2136-2144 Downloads View citations (59)
  4. The Impact of Trade Credit on Customer Switching Behaviour: Evidence from the Tanzanian Rice Market
    Journal of Development Studies, 2012, 48, (3), 363-376 Downloads View citations (3)
  5. The impact of microcredit on self‐employment profits in Vietnam
    The Economics of Transition, 2012, 20, (1), 73-111 Downloads View citations (7)
  6. Violent Conflict and Behavior: A Field Experiment in Burundi
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (2), 941-64 Downloads View citations (229)

2011

  1. Group lending and the role of the group leader
    Small Business Economics, 2011, 36, (3), 299-321 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. International diversification and Microfinance
    Journal of International Money and Finance, 2011, 30, (3), 507-515 Downloads View citations (28)
  3. Microfinance: Its Impact, Outreach, and Sustainability
    World Development, 2011, 39, (6), 875-881 Downloads View citations (73)
  4. On the signalling property of debt maturity: empirical evidence from a private bank in Vietnam
    Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18, (9), 809-816 Downloads
  5. Outreach and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions
    World Development, 2011, 39, (6), 938-948 Downloads View citations (139)
  6. The impact of work and non‐work migration on household welfare, poverty and inequality
    The Economics of Transition, 2011, 19, (4), 771-799 Downloads View citations (17)

2010

  1. Does group affiliation increase firm value for diversified groups?: New evidence from Indian companies
    Journal of Empirical Finance, 2010, 17, (3), 332-344 Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Stock-market efficiency in thin-trading markets: the case of the Vietnamese stock market
    Applied Economics, 2010, 42, (27), 3519-3532 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2009

  1. A practical approach to validating a PD model
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2009, 33, (4), 701-708 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Does Group Affiliation Improve Firm Performance? The Case of Chinese State-Owned Firms
    Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45, (10), 1615-1632 Downloads View citations (6)

2008

  1. Bank efficiency and foreign ownership: Do good institutions matter?
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2008, 32, (5), 834-844 Downloads View citations (151)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Banking in transition economies: does foreign ownership enhance profitability?
    The European Journal of Finance, 2008, 14, (7), 545-562 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  3. Household Borrowing in Vietnam
    Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 2008, 7, (3), 237-261 Downloads
  4. State capture, income and institutional quality
    Applied Economics Letters, 2008, 15, (6), 423-426 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Does foreign ownership foster bank performance?
    Applied Financial Economics, 2007, 17, (11), 881-885 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  2. Legal Restrictions and Investment Growth
    Kyklos, 2007, 60, (4), 575-600 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Lending policies of informal, formal and semiformal lenders
    The Economics of Transition, 2007, 15, (2), 181-209 Downloads View citations (12)
  4. The empirics of microfinance: what do we know?
    Economic Journal, 2007, 117, (517), F1-F10 Downloads View citations (102)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  5. Value performance of European bank acquisitions
    Applied Financial Economics, 2007, 18, (3), 185-198 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2006

  1. Controversies over the impact of development aid: it works; it doesn't; it can, but that depends …
    Journal of International Development, 2006, 18, (7), 1031-1050 Downloads View citations (71)
  2. Does foreign bank entry really stimulate gross domestic investment?
    Applied Financial Economics, 2006, 16, (8), 569-582 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Does the Group Leader Matter? The Impact of Monitoring Activities and Social Ties of Group Leaders on the Repayment Performance of Group‐based Lending in Eritrea
    African Development Review, 2006, 18, (1), 72-97 View citations (14)
  4. Foreign Direct Investment: Flows, Volatility, and the Impact on Growth*
    Review of International Economics, 2006, 14, (3), 478-493 Downloads View citations (70)
  5. On signalling and debt maturity choice
    Applied Financial Economics Letters, 2006, 2, (4), 239-241 Downloads
  6. On the Signalling Role of Debt Maturity
    The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2006, 6, (1), 1-30 Downloads
  7. The Inverted-U hypothesis for the effect of uncertainty on investment: Evidence from UK firms
    The European Journal of Finance, 2006, 12, (2), 95-105 Downloads

2005

  1. Joint Liability Lending and the Peer Selection Effect
    Economic Journal, 2005, 115, (506), 1005-1015 Downloads View citations (34)
  2. Peer Monitoring, Social Ties and Moral Hazard in Group Lending Programs: Evidence from Eritrea
    World Development, 2005, 33, (1), 149-169 Downloads View citations (27)
  3. Uncertainty and Growth of the Firm
    Small Business Economics, 2005, 24, (4), 381-391 Downloads View citations (17)

2004

  1. Foreign Bank Presence, Domestic Bank Performance and Financial Development
    Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 2004, 3, (2), 207-229 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Growth, financial development, societal norms and legal institutions*
    Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 2004, 14, (2), 165-183 Downloads View citations (23)
  3. The short-term effects of foreign bank entry on domestic bank behaviour: Does economic development matter?
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2004, 28, (3), 553-568 Downloads View citations (64)

2003

  1. Business groups, financing constraints and investment: the case of India
    Journal of Development Studies, 2003, 40, (2), 93-119 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. Foreign direct investment, financial development and economic growth
    Journal of Development Studies, 2003, 40, (1), 142-163 Downloads View citations (210)
  3. Infant and child mortality in developing countries: Analysing the data for Robust determinants
    Journal of Development Studies, 2003, 40, (1), 101-118 Downloads View citations (38)
  4. The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid: Bertin Martins with Uwe Mummert, Peter Murrell and Paul Seabright, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521 808189 (hardback), [UK pound]40.00 (US$60.00)
    Journal of Development Economics, 2003, 72, (1), 413-417 Downloads

2002

  1. Do Reforms in Transition Economies Affect Foreign Bank Entry?
    International Review of Finance, 2002, 3, (3‐4), 213-232 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Dutch inventory investment: are capital market imperfections relevant?
    Applied Economics, 2002, 34, (1), 15-22 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Is the uncertainty-investment link non-linear? Empirical evidence for developed economies
    Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 2002, 138, (1), 131-147 Downloads View citations (8)
  4. Monetary transmission and bank competition in the EMU
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2002, 26, (11), 2065-2075 Downloads View citations (10)
  5. The Option to Wait to Invest and Equilibrium Credit Rationing
    Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2002, 34, (1), 221-25 View citations (5)

2001

  1. Are There Negative Returns to Aid?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2001, 37, (6), 42-65 Downloads View citations (136)
  2. Asymmetric information, option to wait to invest and the optimal level of investment
    Journal of Public Economics, 2001, 79, (2), 365-374 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Capital flight and the uncertainty of government policies
    Economics Letters, 2001, 71, (3), 377-381 Downloads View citations (41)
  4. Changing the Conditions for Development Aid: A New Paradigm?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2001, 37, (6), 1-16 Downloads View citations (19)
  5. Demand uncertainty and the capital-labour ratio in Poland
    Emerging Markets Review, 2001, 2, (2), 184-197 Downloads View citations (2)
  6. Macroeconomic effects of a currency devaluation in Egypt: An analysis with a computable general equilibrium model with financial markets and forward-looking expectations
    Journal of Policy Modeling, 2001, 23, (4), 411-419 Downloads View citations (6)

2000

  1. Aid instability as a measure of uncertainty and the positive impact of aid on growth
    Journal of Development Studies, 2000, 36, (3), 31-49 Downloads View citations (155)
  2. Assessing Aid: A Manifesto for Aid in the 21st Century?
    Oxford Development Studies, 2000, 28, (1), 5-18 Downloads View citations (45)
  3. Capital Market Imperfections, Uncertainty and Corporate Investment in the Czech Republic
    Economic Change and Restructuring, 2000, 33, (1-2), 53-70 Downloads View citations (6)
  4. Capital flight and political risk
    Journal of International Money and Finance, 2000, 19, (1), 73-92 Downloads View citations (52)
  5. Financial system development in transition economies
    Journal of Banking & Finance, 2000, 24, (4), 507-524 Downloads View citations (37)
  6. Foreign Transfers and Tropical Deforestation: What Terms of Conditionality?
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2000, 82, (2), 389-399 Downloads View citations (16)

1999

  1. Does uncertainty affect economic growth? An empirical analysis
    Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 1999, 135, (3), 379-396 Downloads View citations (28)

1998

  1. Banking reform and the financing of firm investment: An empirical analysis of the Chilean experience, 1983-92
    Journal of Development Studies, 1998, 34, (3), 27-43 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Does the Revival of International Private Capital Flows Mean the End of Aid?: An Analysis of Developing Countries' Access to Private Capital
    World Development, 1998, 26, (7), 1221-1234 Downloads View citations (11)
  3. The Effect of Financial Liberalization on Capital Flight in African Economies
    World Development, 1998, 26, (7), 1349-1368 Downloads View citations (32)

1997

  1. Financial repression and fiscal policy
    Journal of Policy Modeling, 1997, 19, (4), 351-373 Downloads View citations (3)

1996

  1. Allocative efficiency and financial deregulation
    International Review of Economics & Finance, 1996, 5, (1), 35-49 Downloads
  2. The allocative efficiency of the formal versus the informal financial sector
    Applied Economics Letters, 1996, 3, (3), 163-165 Downloads View citations (2)

1995

  1. Foreign exchange constraints and developing countries
    Economic Modelling, 1995, 12, (2), 179-191 Downloads View citations (5)

1994

  1. Financial Liberalization, Foreign Aid, and Private and Public Investment
    Public Finance = Finances publiques, 1994, 49, (3), 373-84 View citations (1)

1991

  1. Official finance requirements in the 1990s
    World Development, 1991, 19, (5), 497-510 Downloads View citations (1)

Chapters

2003

  1. Capital Flight: The Key Issues
    Chapter 18 in Handbook of International Banking, 2003 Downloads
 
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