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Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis


  • Yi Wu


This paper examines publicly listed Chilean firms’ performance during the 2008–09 crisis. In particular, it studies the effects from changes in external financing conditions, aggregate demand, and international trade on firms’ investment, sales, and profits, using firm-specific characteristics measured prior to the crisis. The evidence suggests that the crisis had a larger negative impact on firms with greater reliance on external financing, and firms with higher sensitivity to aggregate demand and exports. Firms with more foreign currency debt also had larger declines in sales, although their investment or profits did not differ significantly from other firms.

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  • Yi Wu, 2012. "Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis," IMF Working Papers 12/261, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/261

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    1. Raddatz, Claudio, 2006. "Liquidity needs and vulnerability to financial underdevelopment," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 80(3), pages 677-722, June.
    2. Claessens, Stijn & Tong, Hui & Wei, Shang-Jin, 2012. "From the financial crisis to the real economy: Using firm-level data to identify transmission channels," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 375-387.
    3. Aisen, Ari & Álvarez, Roberto & Sagner, Andrés & Turén, Javier, 2013. "Credit contraction and international trade: Evidence from Chilean exporters," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 212-224.
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    1. Álvarez, Roberto & Sáez, Camila, 2014. "“Post financial crisis and exports expansion: Micro-evidence from Chilean exporters”," MPRA Paper 60637, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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