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Anticyclical provisioning scheme for Colombia

The financial system’s response to the various phases of the cycle is characterized by high credit growth during the upswing phase and its rationing during the downswing. This behavior is related to the financial system’s tendency to underestimate the credit risk during the upturn and to...

Bidders’ Behaviour in Government Securities Auctions: A case study for Colombia

The paper examines the bidders behaviour in the Colombian government bond auctions during 2007 for the period in which there is no uncertainty in the supply. Three main findings are presented. First, in contrast with other treasury auctions (Castellanos [2]), the market clearing price in the...

Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America

Inglés: In spite of the increasing evidence that has revealed that early access to financial services has long-term impacts, children and adolescents continue to face major obstacles to be financially included, particularly in the developing world. This document presents the main results of a...

Country risk ratings and financial crises 1995 – 2001: a survival analysis

Financial system’s health is a signal of economic growth therefore it is a key indicator to investors. As a consequence, one of the main purposes of policymakers is to keep its stability as well as protect it from foreign activity. Both financial and economic activity in general are susceptible...

CrashMetrics: An Application for Colombia

The financial crisis of the late 2000's highlighted the importance of strengthening risk management systems in financial markets. Consequently, an increasing interest in strategies to quantify risk under extreme scenarios has spawned. One of such techniques is CrashMetrics, a methodology for...

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 transaction tax and banking margins: An empirical note for Colombia

Taxes on financial transactions have been especially controversial because of their potential effects on banking disintermediation. A modality of such taxes (Bank Debit Tax, BDT) was introduced in Colombia since the late nineties. Using monthly panel data from 1996 to 2014 for the major...

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...

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...

Systemic Importance Index for Financial Institutions: A Principal Component Analysis Approach

As a result of the most recent global financial crisis literature has embraced size, connectedness and substitutability as key indicators for financial institutions’ systemic importance. Despite the intuitiveness of these concepts, identifying systemic important institutions remain a non-trivial...

The macroprudential policy framework in Colombia

Macroprudential policy in Colombia is described along with a discussion of the main challenges faced by the authorities in implementing it and a review of episodes in which macroprudential measures were taken. An overview and some estimates of their effectiveness in preventing the buildup of...

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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