Credit Cycles, Credit Risk and Countercyclical Loan Provisions

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  • Revista ESPE - Ensayos sobre Política Económica


  • In this paper we investigate the impact of rapid credit growth on ex ante credit risk. We present microeconometric evidence of the positive relationship between rapid credit growth and deterioration in lending portfolios: Loans granted during boom periods have higher probability of default than those granted during periods of slow credit growth. In addition, given their importance for macroprudential policy, we evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the countercyclical loan provisions. We find a negative relationship between the amplitude of credit cycles and this kind of macroprudential tool.

fecha de publicación

  • 2014

Líneas de investigación

  • Ciclos de crédito
  • Provisiones contra-cíclicas
  • Riesgo del crédito ex ante

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