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Asset Price bubbles and monetary policy in a small open economy

In this paper we expanded the closed economy model by Bernanke and Gertler (1999) in order to account for the macroeconomic effects of an asset price bubble in the context of a small open economy model. During the nineties emerging market economies opened their financial accounts to foreign...

Asset Price Bubbles and Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy

In this paper we expanded the closed economy model by Bernanke and Gertler (1999) in order to account for the macroeconomic effects of an asset price bubble in the context of a small open economy model. During the nineties emerging market economies opened their financial accounts to foreign...

Cash Management and Payment Choices: A Simulation Model with International Comparisons

Despite various payment innovations, today, cash is still heavily used to pay for low-value purchases. This paper develops a simulation model to test whether standard implications of the theory on cash management and payment choices can explain the use of payment instruments by transaction size...

Constant-Interest-Rate Projections and Its Indicator Properties

This paper propose indicator variables for the implementation of monetary policy in an inflation targeting regime. Using constant interest rate projections, the notion of a target-compatible interest rate is presented. This variable allows to extract some characteristics that the expected future...

Digital Payments Adoption and the Demand for Cash: New International Evidence

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Finance neutral potential output: an evaluation on an emerging market monetary policy context

In this paper output gaps that include financial cycle information are evaluated against models used in policy analysis by the Colombian central bank. Employing this dataset is no trivial matter, since policy related models are the only relevant yardstick, and emerging economies (such as...

Financial Conditions Index: Early and Leading Indicator for Colombia

This paper is an attempt at constructing a simple and effective macroprudential tool for policymakers. By integrating the joint occurrences of the main financial markets in Colombia into a single Financial Conditions Index (FCI), we hope to synthesize the information embedded in them regarding...

Financial conditions index: Early and leading indicator for Colombia

This paper is an attempt at constructing a simple and eff

Forward Guidance with An Escape Clause: When half a promise is better than a full one

Using a three-equation New Keynesian model we find that incorporating an escape clause (EC) into Forward Guidance (FG) is welfare improving as it allows the monetary authority to avoid cases in which the cost of reduced flexibility is too high. The EC provides the central bank with another...

House Prices and Monetary Policy in Colombia

This paper investigates the possible responses of an inflation-targeting monetary policy in the face of asset price deviations from fundamental values.