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The Brazilian Payroll Lending Experiment

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  • Christiano Arrigoni Coelho

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    (Banco Central do Brasil e Department of Economics PUC-Rio)

  • Bruno Funchal

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    (FUCAPE Business School)

  • João Manoel Pinho de Mello

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    (Department of Economics PUC-Rio)

Abstract

In 2004, Brazil provided an interesting natural experiment concerning personal credit. A new law was enacted allowing banks to offer loans with repayment through automatic payroll or social security benefit deduction, thus removing a significant part of the moral hazard problem by eliminating the choice of default when debtors are able to pay their loans out of their wages. We estimate the impact of the new law using car loans as a control group. We find that, at the industry level, the new law has caused a reduction in interest rates and an increase in the volume of personal credit.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil) in its series Textos para discussão with number 573.

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Length: 22p
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:rio:texdis:573

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Keywords: Credit markets; collateral; difference-in-differences. JEL Code: G21; D01; C33; K00; E44.;

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Cited by:
  1. Patrice Robitaille, 2011. "Liquidity and reserve requirements in Brazil," International Finance Discussion Papers 1021, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  2. Guilherme Lichand & Rodrigo R. Soares, 2011. "Access to justice and entrepreneurship: evidence from Brazil’s Special Civil Tribunals," Textos para discussão 591, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
  3. Aloisio Araujo & Bruno Funchal, 2013. "How much should debtors be punished in case of default?," Fucape Working Papers 41, Fucape Business School.

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