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Credit bubble and stagnation in Colombia, 1990-2001

  • Fernando Tenjo
  • Enrique Lopez

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    (Banco de la Republica
    Banco de la Republica)

This paper explores the dynamics of the credit-crunch affecting Colombia during the second half of the 1990s. Its main objectives are to present statistical evidence regarding the phenomenon in question, to ascertain rhythms deriving from it and some working hypotheses shedding some light on determinants of Colombian credit market behaviour. The study distinguishes between exogenous and endogenous factors explaining this behaviour. External capital flows play a key role in the former as their size and direction highly influence internal credit conditions and economic activity. However, changes in these flows are channelled through a domestic financial system that amplifies their negative effect on the economy, thus playing a procedural-cyclical role

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Article provided by Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia in its journal Colombian Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 151-191

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