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The Ciclical Behavior Of External Indebtedness: The Case Of Foreign And Domestic Banks In Colombia


  • Daniel Esteban Osorio Rodríguez


  • Mauricio Avella Gómez



In this paper we try to elucidate the relationship between foreign and domestic banks external indebtedness and the business cycle in Colombia. After a brief review of related literature, we characterize the historical behavior of banking external indebtedness in Colombia, and perform statistical and econometric calculations on the aforementioned relationship.

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  • Daniel Esteban Osorio Rodríguez & Mauricio Avella Gómez, 2005. "The Ciclical Behavior Of External Indebtedness: The Case Of Foreign And Domestic Banks In Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 003571, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000094:003571

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    banking external indebtedness;

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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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