Macroeconomic Effects of Loan Supply Shocks: Empirical Evidence for Peru
This paper quantifies and assesses the impact of an adverse loan supply (LS) shock on Peru’s main macroeconomic aggregates using a Bayesian vector autoregressive (BVAR) model in combination with an identification scheme with sign restrictions. The main results indicate that an adverse LS shock: (i) reduces credit and real GDP growth by 372 and 75 basis points in the impact period, respectively; (ii) explains 11.2% of real GDP growth variability on average over the following 20 quarters; and (iii) explained a 180-basis point fall in real GDP growth on average during 2009Q1-2010Q1 in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Additionally, the sensitivity analysis shows that the results are robust to alternative identification schemes with sign restrictions; and that an adverse LS shock has a greater impact on non-primary real GDP growth.
Loan Supply Shock, Peruvian economy, Bayesian Autoregressive Vector Model, Sign Restrictions, Banking system
C11, E32, E51