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Determinants and Consequences of Financial Constraints Facing Firms in Argentina

  • Jose Maria Fanelli
  • Ricardo N. Bebczuk
  • Juan J. Pradelli

In the 1990s Argentina implemented an ambitious structural reform program that brought about profound changes in the economy. The monetary and exchange rate regimes and the banking sector were no exception. In fact, during that decade the country displayed a unique combination of characteristics: 1. The exchange rate/monetary regime was a currency board between 1991 and 2001. 2. There were no obstacles to capital flows and tighter prudential regulations were introduced. 3. Private portfolios and banks` balance sheets were highly dollarized.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 3147.

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Date of creation: Jun 2002
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