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Análisis del canal del crédito en presencia de racionamiento: Evidencia para Centroamérica y la República Dominicana
[Credit Channel Analysis in Presence of Credit Crunches: Evidence for Central America and the Dominican Republic]

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  • Jiménez Polanco, Miguel Alejandro
  • Ramírez de Leon, Francisco Alberto

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This paper analyses the determinants of private credit and its link with monetary policy, for the economies of Central America and the Dominican Republic (CADR), during the period 2006 - 2017. Using disequilibrium models, we estimate supply and demand functions in order to characterize episodes of credit crunches. We find evidence of credit rationing for the economies under study in the aforementioned period, with the exception of Guatemala. Additionally, taking into consideration this evidence, we inquire about the existence of a transmission mechanism of the monetary policy through the credit channel for each one of the CADR economies. In particular, by incorporating the information regarding the demand and supply of private credit, we verify that a contractionary monetary policy shock reduces the amount of available credit (supply) in the economy, in parallel with the contraction of Gross Domestic Product and inflation. These results relating to the credit channel are observed for all the economies considered, with the exception of Costa Rica.

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  • Jiménez Polanco, Miguel Alejandro & Ramírez de Leon, Francisco Alberto, 2018. "Análisis del canal del crédito en presencia de racionamiento: Evidencia para Centroamérica y la República Dominicana [Credit Channel Analysis in Presence of Credit Crunches: Evidence for Central Am," MPRA Paper 87712, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Private Credit; Rationing; Credit Crunches; Transmission Mechanisms; Monetary Policy; Central America; Dominican Republic;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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