Temas de Estabilidad Financiera

Septiembre 2006

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...

As Freixas and Rochet (1997) mention, in perfect competition the optimal choice for banks is determined by the point where intermediation margins are equal to operating costs. In this scenario, market equilibrium is not affected by a bank’s actions. In contrast, when a bank has market power, it...

Título completo: Análisis de la probabilidad condicional de incumplimiento de los mayores deudores privados del sistema financiero colombiano

The private corporate sector is the primary debtor in the Colombian financial system (commercial loans account for 54.9% of the total gross portfolio). Consequently, it is extremely important to measure and monitor the risk this sector of the economy might pose to the financial system. Ever...

The importance of properly monitoring and regulating liquidity risk is associated with systemic risk and with stability of the financial system. If institutions do not measure liquidity risk adequately and if it is not well regulated, financial institutions could see their positions affected by...

Marzo 2006

Central banks have achieved positive results for inflation during the last two decades. At the same time, their concern for financial stability has increased, particularly after the late nineties, when they experienced the high costs that come with financial crisis.1 Moreover, it now seems clear...

To complement a number of studies done in Colombia, based largely on figures from institutional balance sheets, Banco de la Republica has conducted three surveys to date on the credit situation in Colombia. The aim is to collect qualitative information that can be used to determine how financial...

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