Creditless Recoveries

28 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2011

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Abdul G. Abiad

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Bin (Grace) Li

International Monetary Fund

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Date Written: March 15, 2011

Abstract

Recoveries that occur in the absence of credit growth are often dubbed miracles and named after mythical creatures. Yet these are not rare animals, and are not always miracles. About one out of five recoveries is "creditless," and average growth during these episodes is about a third lower than during "normal" recoveries. Aggregate and sectoral data suggest that impaired financial intermediation is the culprit. Creditless recoveries are more common after banking crises and credit booms. Furthermore, sectors more dependent on external finance grow relatively less and more financially dependent activities (such as investment) are curtailed more during creditless recoveries.

Keywords: credit cycles, credit crunch, banking crisis, financial dependence

JEL Classification: E32, E44, G21

Suggested Citation

Abiad, Abdul G. and Dell'Ariccia, Giovanni and Li, Bin (Grace), Creditless Recoveries (March 15, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1787352 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1787352

Abdul G. Abiad

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Bin (Grace) Li (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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