Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115495
Authors: 
Carvalho, Carlos
Pasca, Nilda
Souza, Laura
Zilberman, Eduardo
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-548
Abstract: 
This paper augments a relatively standard dynamic general equilibrium model with financial frictions in order to quantify the macroeconomic effects of the credit deepening process observed in many Latin American (LA) countries in the last decade, most notably in Brazil. In the model, a stylized banking sector intermediates credit from patient households to impatient households and firms. The key novelty of the paper, motivated by the Brazilian experience, is to model the credit constraint faced by (impatient) households as a function of future labor income. In the calibrated model, credit deepening generates only modest abovetrend growth in consumption, investment, and GDP. Since Brazil has experienced one of the most intense credit deepening processes in Latin America, it is argued that the quantitative effects for other LA economies are unlikely to be sizeable.
Subjects: 
Credit deepening
Financial frictions
Consignado credit
Payroll lending
JEL: 
E20
E44
E51
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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