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Sole Martinez Peria

(On external leave until February 2018) Research Manager, Finance and Private Sector Development, Development Research Group

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria is on external leave until February 2018. Her published work has focused on currency and banking crises, depositor market discipline, foreign bank participation in developing countries, bank financing to SMEs, the impact of remittances on financial development and the spread of the recent financial 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.


Selected Research Highlight
  • Bank Competition In The Middle East And Northern Africa Region

    August 2010
    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. Both these measures suggest that banking sector competition in the region is lower relative to other regions and has not improved in recent years.
Tel : +1 202 458 7341
Mmartinezperia@worldbank.org
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Financial Sector