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Economic Performance, creditor protection and labor inflexibility

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  • Felipe Balmaceda
  • Ronald Fischer

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We present a static general equilibrium model of an economy with agents with heterogeneous wealth and endogenous credit constraints created by partial loan recovery rates. Higher loan recovery rates and better bankruptcy protection increase output and credit penetration, while the former raises the average interest rate spread and the latter decreases it. We also study the interaction of credit constraint with differences in wealth distribution across countries. In a closed economy, higher loan recovery rates and better bankruptcy legislation raise the prime interest rate, as well as the interest rate spread.

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  • Felipe Balmaceda & Ronald Fischer, 2009. "Economic Performance, creditor protection and labor inflexibility," Documentos de Trabajo 259, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
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    1. Balmaceda, Felipe & Fischer, Ronald D. & Ramirez, Felipe, 2014. "Financial liberalization, market structure and credit penetration," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 47-75.
    2. Ronald Fischer & Diego Huerta, 2016. "Economic Performance, Wealth Distribution and Credit Restrictions with Continuous Investment," Documentos de Trabajo 326, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    3. Felipe Balmaceda, 2012. "On the Optimality of One-size-fits-all Contracts: The Limited Liability Case," Documentos de Trabajo 291, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    4. Alexandre Janiak, 2008. "Welfare in models of trade with heterogeneous firms," Documentos de Trabajo 253, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    5. Ronald Fischer & Diego Huerta & Patricio Valenzuela, 2017. "The Inequality-Credit Nexus," Documentos de Trabajo 330, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    6. Fischer, Ronald & Valenzuela, Patricio, 2013. "Financial openness, market structure and private credit: An empirical investigation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 478-481.
    7. Diego Huerta & Ronald Fischer & Patricio Valenzuela, 2015. "Inequality and Private Credit," Documentos de Trabajo 316, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
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    11. Viviana Fernández & Brian M. Lucey, 2008. "Emerging Markets Variance Shocks: Local or International in Origin?," Documentos de Trabajo 251, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    12. Antonio Romero-Medina & Matteo Triossi, 2012. "Neutral Mergers Between Bilateral Markets," Documentos de Trabajo 292, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
    13. Ronald Fischer & Diego Huerta, 2015. "Economic Performance, Wealth Distribution and Credit Restrictions Under Variable Investment: The Open Economy," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 765, Central Bank of Chile.
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    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets

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