Macroeconomic Crisis and Individual Performance: The Mexican Experience
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Dick J. C. van Dijk
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute; ERIM
Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. TI 04-057/2
This paper considers financial, operational, solvency, and performance ratios, in order to detect when there were balance sheets' variations related to the 1994 Mexican currency crisis. Quarterly results for 88 non-financial Mexican companies that survived the crisis are used, and tests for structural change are performed. Findings show that generally firms' balance sheets deteriorated between the fourth quarters of 1993 and 1995, which points the possibility of corporate roots of the macroeconomic crisis. Although in most cases firms' balance sheets improved after the crisis, the recovery was partial and gradual, and overall this episode was prejudicial even for surviving companies.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 42
Keywords: Financial crisis, firm-level data
JEL Classification: F3, G0, G3
Date posted: June 3, 2004
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