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Author(s) / Editor(s): 
Jose Eduardo GomezMauricio VillamizarHector Manuel ZarateJuan Sebastian AmadorCelina Gaitan

Credit and business cycles: Causal effects in the frequency domain

The history of economic recessions has shown that every deep downturn has been accompanied by disruptions in the financial sector. Paradoxically, up until the financial world crisis of 2007–2009, little attention was given to macroeconomic and financial interdependence. In this paper, a study is conducted on the relationship between financial and real business cycles for a sample of thirty-three countries in the frequency domain. Specifically, the features of the interdependence of credit and output cycles are analysed and Granger-type causality tests are carried out in the frequency domain. The main findings of the study indicate that the likelihood of cycle interdependence is highest when considering medium and long-term frequencies, and that Granger causality runs in both directions.

 

Tradicionalmente, las recesiones han venido acompañadas de disrupciones importantes en el funcionamiento del sistema financiero. Paradójicamente, antes de la crisis financiera de 2007-2009 se daba muy poca importancia a la interdependencia entre la macroeconomía y el sistema financiero. En este documento estudiamos la relación entre ciclos financieros y ciclos de producto para una muestra de treinta y tres países. Específicamente, caracterizamos la interdependencia entre estos ciclos y realizamos pruebas de causalidad tipo Granger en el dominio de la frecuencia. Nuestros resultados principales indican que la mayor interdependencia ocurre en frecuencias asociables al mediano y largo plazo. Encontramos evidencia de causalidad bi-direccional.