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What is the role of the interest rate?

  • Luis E. Rivero Medina

    (Universidad de Los Andes, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales)

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    Una de las divisiones que se hacen de la economía con el propósito de sistematizar su estudio es entre el sector real y el sector financiero de la misma. El sector real tiene que ver con la disponibilidad y utilización de los recursos físicos -mano de obra, capital y bienes suministrados directamente por la naturaleza. El financiero comprende la existencia y requerimientos de fondos: dinero, valores y otros activos. La tasa de interés, además de ser la variable fundamental del sector financiero, es a su vez el eslabón que une a este sector con el real. Y esto porque la tasa de interés es en esencia un precio, que por ser tal, facilita o dificulta la utilización de fondos (sector financiero) en la producción de bienes y servicios (sector real).

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    Article provided by Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela in its journal Economía.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 3 (January-December)
    Pages: 75-80

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    Handle: RePEc:ula:econom:v:13:y:1988:i:3:p:75-80
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