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Banks in Colombia: how homogeneous are they?

In complex systems, homogeneity (i.e. lack of diversity) has been documented as a source of fragility. Likewise, financial sector’s homogeneity has been documented as a contributing factor for systemic risk. We assess homogeneity in the Colombian case by measuring how similar banks are regarding...

Credit and Business Cycles: An Empirical Analysis in the Frequency Domain

The history of economic recessions has shown that every deep downturn has been accompanied by disruptions in the …financial sector. Paradoxically, up until the …financial world crisis of 2007-2009, little attention was given to macroeconomic and …financial interdependence. And, in spite of a...

Credit and business cycles: Causal effects in the frequency domain

The history of economic recessions has shown that every deep downturn has been accompanied by disruptions in the financial sector. Paradoxically, up until the financial world crisis of 2007–2009, little attention was given to macroeconomic and financial interdependence. In this paper, a study is...

Equity Markets’ Clustering and the Global Financial Crisis

The effect of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has been substantial across markets and countries worldwide. We examine how the GFC has changed the way equity markets group together based on the similarity of stock indices’ daily returns. Our examination is based on agglomerative clustering...

Modular scale-free architecture of Colombian financial networks: Evidence and challenges with financial stability in view

Scale-free (inhomogeneous) connective structures with modular (highly clustered) hierarchies are ubiquitous in real–world networks. Evidence from the main Colombian payment and settlement systems verifies that local financial networks have self-organized into a modular scale-free architecture...

Understanding the Consumer Confidence Index in Colombia: A structural FAVAR analysis

 

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