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El costo del crédito en el Perú, revisión de la evolución reciente


  • Mario Mesía

    () (Central Bank of Peru)

  • Eduardo Costa

    () (Central Bank of Peru)

  • Oscar Graham

    () (Central Bank of Peru)

  • Robert Soto

    () (Central Bank of Peru)

  • Alejandro Rabanal

    () (Central Bank of Peru)


This paper evaluates from a microeconomic perspective the lending cost determinants in the Peruvian banking system in the June 2004-December 2005 period. The evaluation considers the credit market segments identified in a prior study (published in 2002). Furthermore, it reviews the progress occurred in the financial system infrastructure –asymmetric information, credit risk assessing technologies, competitive structure, and credit guarantees performance– in the aforementioned period. The paper also contains a set of “study cases” that contributes to a better understanding of the credit market dynamics. We found evidence that supports the presence of a higher level of competition in every market segment, especially for that of corporate borrowers. Finally, the paper suggests a set of policies to further reduce the cost of credit.

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  • Mario Mesía & Eduardo Costa & Oscar Graham & Robert Soto & Alejandro Rabanal, 2006. "El costo del crédito en el Perú, revisión de la evolución reciente," Working Papers 2006-004, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbp:wpaper:2006-004

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    Interest Rate; Credit Cost;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E47 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods

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