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A dynamic approach to intraday liquidity needs

This paper presents a methodology to estimate the intraday liquidity that systemically important entities (SIE) need to fulfill all its obligations in a timely fashion, when a simulated failure-to-pay from its main liquidity supplier by discretionary concepts of payment occurs. Using the Bank of...

An Early Warning Model for Predicting Credit Booms Using Macroeconomic Aggregates

In this paper, we propose an alternative methodology to determine the existence of credit booms, which is a complex and crucial issue for policymakers. In particular, we exploit the Mendoza and Terrones’s (2008) idea that macroeconomic aggregates contain valuable information to...

An Early Warning Model for Predicting Credit Booms Using Macroeconomic Aggregates

In this paper, we propose an alternative methodology to determine the existence of credit booms, which is a complex and crucial issue for policymakers. In particular, we exploit the Mendoza and Terrones (2008)’s idea that macroeconomic aggregates other than the credit growth rate contain...

Budget Deficit, Money Growth and Inflation: Evidence from the Colombian Case

Evidence of the causal long-term relationship between budget deficit, money growth and inflation in Colombia is analyzed in this paper, considering the standard (M1), the narrowest (M0-Base) and the broadest (M3) definitions of money supply. Using a vector error correction (VEC) model with...

Credit Cycles, Credit Risk and Countercyclical Loan Provisions

In this paper we investigate the impact of rapid credit growth on ex ante credit risk. We present micro-econometric evidence of the positive relationship between rapid credit growth and deterioration in lending portfolios: Loans granted during boom periods have higher probability of default than...

Credit Cycles, Credit Risk and Countercyclical Loan Provisions

In this paper we investigate the impact of rapid credit growth on ex ante credit risk. We present microeconometric evidence of the positive relationship between rapid credit growth and deterioration in lending portfolios: Loans granted during boom periods have higher probability of default than...

Credit Supply Determinants in the Colombian Financial Sector

Elements of both supply and demand interact during a financial crisis, which explains the precarious growth in credit. Nonetheless, it is important that demand-side incentives be generated ex post. These also help to reactivate loans by fueling the supply of credit. The latter usually remains...

Economic Sectors and the Risk-taking Channel of Monetary Policy

 

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Effects of Reserve Requirements in an Inflation Targeting Regime: The Case of Colombia

The Colombian economy and financial system have coped reasonably well with the effects of the global financial crisis. Hence, “unconventional” policy measures have not been at the center of the policy decisions and discussions. Nominal short term interest rates have remained the main monetary...

Financial conditions index: Early and leading indicator for Colombia

This paper is an attempt at constructing a simple and eff

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...

Foreign Debt Flows and Domestic Credit: A Principal-Agent Approach

The relationship between capital ows and domestic credit emerges from dierent channels which are usually not directly identied. In this paper, a principal-agent approach is proposed in order to disentangle the channels through which shocks on capital debt ows can aect credit-related variables....

Foreign Debt Flows and the Credit Market: A Principal Agent Approach

As has been documented in different studies, there is a close relationship between capital flows and domestic credit. This relationship emerges from different channels, which are usually not directly identified. In this paper, a principal-agent approach is proposed in order to disentangle the...

School Vouchers, Labor Markets and Vocational Education

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The Use of Reserve Requirements in an Optimal Monetary Policy Framework

We analyse three models to determine the conditions under which reserve requirements are used as a part of an optimal monetary policy framework in an inflation targeting regime. In all cases the Central Bank (CB) minimizes an objective function that depends on deviations of inflation from its...