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A Proposal on Macro-prudential Regulation

This paper assesses the choice of different regulatory policy instruments for crisis management and prevention.

Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Policy: Evidence for Colombia, Using a Firms´ Panel

In this paper we find empirical evidence of bank lending channel for Colombia, using a balanced panel data of about four thousand non-financial firms. We find that increases in the interest rate, proxiing for the monetary policy instrument, lead to a reduction in the proportion of bank loans,...

Bank Lending Channel of Transmission of Monetary Policy: Does the Financial Structure of Banks Matter?

This paper tests the importance of the financial structure of banks in the bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission in Colombia, using an unbalanced panel of 51 banks for the period of 1996:4-2014:8. We find that an increase in the interbank rate (proxy of the intervention rate) has...

Bank Lending, Risk Taking, and the Transmission of Monetary Policy: New Evidence for Colombia

We study the  existence of a monetary policy transmission mechanism through banks in Colombia, using monthly banks’ balance sheet data for the period 1996:4 – 2012:12. We obtain results which are consistent with the basic postulates of the bank lending channel (and the risk-taking channel)...

Effects of the central bank’s communications in Colombia. A content analysis

We carry out a reading analysis that consists of two elements. First, we observe the coherence between monetary policy actions and press releases. In this case, we found that inflation and growth are significant themes in the adoption of the policy measures between September 2004 and March 2016...

Evidence of Bank Lending Channel for Argentina and Colombia

 In this paper we find empirical evidence of bank lending channel for Colombia and Argentina. As for Argentina, we do not find evidence that changes in the interbank interest rate affect the growth rate of total loans directly. However, it does indirectly through interactions: the interbank...

Identifying central bank liquidity super-spreaders in interbank funds networks

Evidence suggests that the Colombian interbank funds market is an inhomogeneous and hierarchical network in which a few financial institutions fulfill the role of “super-spreaders” of central bank liquidity among market participants. Results concur with evidence from other interbank markets and...

Inflation Targeting, Reserves Accumulation, and Exchange Rate Management in Latin America

This paper examines whether central banks in Latin America have implemented conventional inflation targeting (IT) prescriptions, with a focus on foreign exchange intervention and official reserves accumulation policies. To this end, the paper reviews the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Colombia,...

The Banking Spread and the Resource Cost of Capital

The paper provides a model of the banking firm in the macroeconomy intended to explain what determines the interest rate spread. A key factor explaining the spread in our model is the resource cost of capital. A statistical result confirms the prediction of the model, that is, the bank's spread...

The role of capital requirements and credit composition in the transmission of macroeconomic and financial shocks

This paper builds a general equilibrium model that incorporates a bank, borrowing constraints, default and an exogenous capital requirement to study the effect of the latter on the composition of bank funding and on the response of the economy to shocks. Ex-ante heterogeneous...

The Role of Capital Requirements and Credit Composition in the Transmission of Macroeconomic and Financial Shocks

This paper builds a general equilibrium model that incorporates banks, financial frictions, default and a capital requirements. Ex-ante heterogeneous households decide how much to save or borrow for the sake of consumption (consumer credit) or the provision of housing services(mortgages). These...

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