Publication: Access and Risk: Friends or Foes? Lessons from Chile
This paper documents the link between risk, stability, and access to credit markets in an emerging economy. It presents annual credit loss distributions of Chilean banks for the period 1999-2005, providing the first empirical evidence of the cyclical pattern of expected losses and unexpected losses of bank loan portfolios in emerging countries. The paper provides three main contributions to the debate on bank solvency and access to credit markets. First, it derives nonparametric estimators of expected losses and unexpected losses, free from model error and, in particular, from distributional restrictions. Second, it shows how the distribution of credit losses for portfolios of retail and commercial loans is affected by the lumpiness of bank loans. Finally, it shows that the shape of credit loss distributions helps select appropriate policies to promote broader and sounder access to bank credit for the poor and the unbanked.
“Adasme, Osvaldo; Majnoni, Giovanni; Uribe, Myriam. 2006. Access and Risk: Friends or Foes? Lessons from Chile. Policy Research Working Paper; No. 4003. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/e3653756-f509-5a82-863b-e284556b790f License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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