Money Demand, Bank Credit, and Economic Performance in Former Socialist Economies

Author/Editor:

Manmohan S. Kumar ; Guillermo Calvo

Publication Date:

January 1, 1994

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Summary:

This paper examines factors determining the allocation of bank credit to the enterprise sector, and the implications of this allocation for aggregate supply and macro-economic performance, in the former socialist economies. It first develops a model to explain how changes in demand for money by the household sector directly influence the availability of working capital, which in turn determines aggregate output and employment. It then examines factors influencing the allocation of bank credit between enterprises and other borrowers, in particular the government. Finally, the paper discusses relative merits of bank finance and equity capital in financing medium- and long-term investment, and constraints on the development of efficient equity markets.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/3

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 1994.

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451841831/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0031994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

48

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