Credit Market in Morocco: A Disequilibrium Approach

 
Author/Editor: Allain, Laurence ; Oulidi, Nada
 
Publication Date: March 01, 2009
 
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Summary: In this paper we use a disequilibrium framework common in the “credit crunch” literature, first to examine whether the slow credit growth in Morocco during the rapid expansion of liquidity in the first half of the decade can be attributed to credit rationing, and second to investigate the role of asset price increases in the recent acceleration of credit growth. Our results do not support the credit rationing hypothesis in the first half of the decade. They do however, show that the recent increase in real estate prices stimulated credit supply and demand, with a stronger effect on the latter.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 09/53
Subject(s): Credit expansion | Morocco | Asset prices | Real estate prices | Credit demand | Credit controls | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): Credit growth | credit demand | credit supply | real estate prices
 
English
Publication Date: March 01, 2009
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2009053 Pages: 18
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