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Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

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  • Pablo F Druck
  • Alexander Plekhanov
  • Mario Dehesa

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The paper provides a theoretical and cross-country empirical analysis of the determinants of financial deepening, and finds that higher credit-to-GDP ratios are associated with stronger creditor rights and lower inflation, and that the marginal effect of improvements in creditor rights protection is declining as the rate of inflation increases. The analysis suggests that in a high inflation environment, controlling inflation and reducing macroeconomic volatility should be given priority. Once these goals are achieved, the focus of attention should shift to creditor rights protection and credit information management.

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  • Pablo F Druck & Alexander Plekhanov & Mario Dehesa, 2007. "Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening," IMF Working Papers 07/139, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/139
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    Keywords

    Debt management; Inflation; Private credit; creditor rights; volatility; relative price; relative price variability; high inflation; price stability;

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