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Estimating the COP Exchange Rate Volatility Smile and the Market Effect of Central Bank Interventions: A CHARN Approach

 

Evaluating the Impact of Macroprudential Policies in Colombia's Credit Growth

Macroprudential tools have been used around the world as a mechanism to control potential risks and imbalances in the financial sector. Colombia is a good example of a country that has employed different regulatory measures to manage systemic risks in the economy. The purpose of this paper is to...

Financial Frictions and Optimal Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy

In this paper we set up a small open economy model with financial frictions, following Curdia and Woodford (2010)’s model. Unlike other results in the literature such as Curdia and Woodford (2010), McCulley and Ramin (2008) and Taylor (2008), we find that optimal monetary policy should not...

Foreign Exchange Intervention Revisited: A New Way of Estimating Censored Models

Most of the literature on the effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention has yet to reach a general consensus. In part, this is due to the different estimation methods in which exogenous variation is identified. In this sense, the use of heavily-dependent parametric models can sometimes...

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...

Identifiability of a coincident index model for the Colombian economy

In this theoretical report, the identifiability property of a coincident index model is studied.  As a result, characterization of the identifiability conditions solves a model specification problem, which was detected in the design of an earlier index for the Colombian economy.   Key words and...

Identifying the Effects of Simultaneous Monetary Policy Shocks. Fear of Floating under Inflation targeting

Many central banks, particularly in the developing world, aim for exchange rate stability as a macroeconomic goal. However, most are reluctant to relinquish monetary policy autonomy, so they end up operating through both interest rate and foreign exchange interventions. But the use of multiple...

Improving the Measurement of Core Inflation in Colombia Using Asymmetric Trimmed Means

The study evaluates the virtues of asymmetric trimmed means as efficient estimators of inflation for Colombia, an economy with high and variable inflation rates. Results suggest that the proposed indicators are more efficient than alternative indexes and are particularly suited for environments...

Inflation Targeting in Colombia, 2002-2012

After decades using monetary aggregates as the main instrument of monetary policy and having different varieties of crawling peg exchange rate regimes, Colombia adopted a full-fledged inflation-targeting (IT) regime in 1999, with inflation as the nominal anchor, a floating exchange rate, and the...

Inflation Targeting, Sudden Stops and the Cost of Fear of Floating

Sudden stops seem to create the perfect environment for disinflation, especially when central banks defend the exchange rate by increasing interest rates. We propose a variation of the output gap model that incorporates the sudden stop shock. The use of the model in policy analysis shows that...

Institutional Efficiency in Independent Central Banking: A Communicative Matter?

Political economists have traditionally been indifferent to the communicative construction of money and central banking in the public sphere. It does not matter to them whether monetary affairs are rendered as a rational game over the preservation of the value of the currency or, for example, as...

Interest Rate Setting and the Colombian Monetary Transmission Mechanism

 

International Reserve Policy and Effectiveness of Sterilized FX Intervention in Colombia

The opinions contained in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not commit Banco de la República or its Board of Directors

 

Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks

We examine how liquidity is exchanged in different types of Colombian money market networks (i.e. secured, unsecured, and central bank’s repo networks). Our examination first measures and analyzes the centralization of money market networks. Afterwards, based on a simple network optimization...

Macro-prudential assessment of Colombian financial institutions’ systemic importance

This document presents an enhanced and condensed version of preceding proposals for identifying systemically important financial institutions in Colombia. Three systemic importance metrics are implemented: (i) money market net exposures network hub centrality; (ii) large-value payment system...

Macroeconomic Stabilisation and Emergency Liquidity Assistance

We introduce imperfect monetary policy transparency and strategic wage setting into a macro model where the central bank provides lender of last resort (LOLR) services to banks on top of its standard stabilisation policy. We study how, in the presence of adverse exogenous financial developments...

Monetary Policy and the Exchange Rate in Colombia

The role of the exchange rate and the exchange rate regime in the monetary policy decision-making process in Colombia is described. The rationale for the intervention of the Central Bank in the FX market is explained and the experience in this regard is reviewed. Special attention is given to...

Monetary Policy Rules in a Search Model of the Labor Market

This paper studies the performance, in terms of volatility and welfare, of different monetary policy rules in an economy with two market frictions. We consider a financial friction that highlights the credit channel as the monetary transmission mechanism and a labor friction, that considerably...

Non-monotonic Tradeoffs of Tiering in a Large Value Payment System

Even though international authorities encourage open and wide access to large value payment systems, the optimal level of access, or tiering, is still an open question. In the case of real-time gross settlement systems (RTGS), the level of access, or tiering, may be limited by the tradeoff...

On the design of public institutions: Evidence from financial

This paper studies the allocation of the functions and responsibilities of prudential supervision on public authorities, including the central bank. In particular, it is argued that there are interdependencies in the design of institutions; political decisions on the supervisory structure are...

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