Date Published:
Jun 01, 1999
Category:
Discussion Papers
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Code:
DP 1999-23

This paper tries to verify empirically the claim that there has been a credit crunch in the Philippines since the onset of the Asian financial crisis in July 1997. The results of the analysis using both macro and micro level data do not support such claim. Instead, the results tend to show that the current slowdown in bank loans is merely a reflection of the economic downturn. The paper recommends that policymakers focus their attention on raising aggregate demand using both monetary and fiscal policies.

Citations

This publication has been cited 4 times

In other Publications
  1. International Monetary Fund. 2007. Philippines: Selected issues. IMF Staff Country Reports 2007/131. International Monetary Fund.
  2. Lamberte, Mario B.. 2000. The Philippines: Challenges for sustaining the economic recovery. Discussion Papers DP 2000-02. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. Lamberte, Mario B.. 2001. The Philippine payment system: Efficiency and implications for the conduct of monetary policy. Discussion Papers DP 2001-20. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  4. Lamberte, Mario B.. 2002. The Philippine payment system: Efficiency and implications for the conduct of monetary policy. Research Paper Series RPS 2002-05. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.


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