This thesis consists of three essays: the first two on banking and the third one on international trade. The first chapter examines the impact of two programs carried out by Brazilian federal banks in 2012 aimed at ameliorating credit conditions and expanding access to credit to individuals and small and medium enterprises (SME) in Brazil. The second chapter investigates a potential non-homogeneous relation between financial intermediation and economic growth by levels of human capital development, focusing on a period of exceptional growth of the credit market in Brazil, from 2004 to 2016. The third chapter analyzes the short-run effects of the uncertainties brought along with the Brexit referendum on the bilateral trade between Belgium and its main trading partners.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||10 Sep 2019|
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Print ISBNs||978 90 5668 602 4|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|