Monetary Transmission in Brazil : Has the Credit Channel Changed?

Author/Editor:

Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publication Date:

December 17, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper investigates the transmission of monetary policy by private banks in Brazil during the recent easing cycle. The analysis presented uses a panel dataset with information on lending by private banks in Brazil and concludes that monetary transmission through lending volumes was not impaired. Instead, the observed diminished lending appears to be related to supply and demand factors, as well as to the rapid expansion of public banks’ lending.

Series:

Working Paper No. 13/251

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

December 17, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484312001/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2013251

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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