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Eighth Meeting of the Latin-American Financial Network (LFN)

09/13/2012 - 09/14/2012

9am - 5pm

The Crane Conference Center

St. Phillip, Barbados


The Eighth Workshop of the Latin American Finance Network (LFN), co-organized by the Central Bank of Barbados, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for the Latin America and Caribbean Region, will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados on September13-14, 2012. More information and registration

This year's LFN workshop will focus on the changing face of global and regional finance. The workshop will feature a small number of papers organized into thematic sessions with ample time for discussion.


  • Nicholas Coleman: Bank Ownership, Lending, and Local Economic Performance in the 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Luca Ricci: International Capital Flows and Development: Financial Openness Matters
  • Alister Hodge: Does Speed Kill: Credit Booms and their Implications for Financial Stability
  • Marcio Garcia: Can Sterilized FX Purchases under Inflation Targeting Be Expansionary?
  • Claudia Ruiz-Ortega: From Pawn Shops to Banks: The Impact of Formal Credit on Informal Households
  • Ronald Fischer: Effects of financial liberalization and competition
  • Benjamin Tabak: The relationship between banking market competition and risk-taking
  • 2012 LFN Academic Committee:

    • Tito Cordella, The World Bank
    • Roland Craigwell, University of the West Indies
    • Tatiana Didier, The World Bank
    • Winston Moore, University of the West Indies
    • Andrew Powell, IDB
    • Rodney Ramcharan, Federal Reserve Board
    • Alessandro Rebucci, IDB
    • Guido Sandleris, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT)

    An initiative of the Central Bank of Barbados, the IDB Research Department and the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

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