Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179939
Authors: 
Littke, Helge C. N.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IWH Discussion Papers 11/2018
Abstract: 
The role of the financial system to absorb and to intermediate commodity boom induced windfall gains efficiently presents one of the most pressing issues for developing economies. Using an exogenous increase in iron ore prices in March 2005, I analyse the role of regional bank branch networks in Brazil in reallocating capital from affected to non-affected regions. For the period from March 2004 to March 2006, I find that branches directly exposed to this shock by their geographical location experience an increase in deposit growth in the post-shock period relative to non-affected branches. Given that these deposits are not reinvested locally, I further show that branches located in the non-affected region increase lending growth depending on their indirect exposure to the booming regions via their branch network. Even tough, these results provide evidence against a Dutch Disease type crowding out of the non-iron ore sector, further evidence suggests that this capital reallocation is far from being optimal.
Subjects: 
banking
financial development
natural resources
JEL: 
G11
G21
O16
Q32
Q33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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