Beyond Bubbles: The role of asset prices in early-warning indicators
AbstractAsset prices have recently become a common topic in economic debate. Nevertheless,much time has been spent in determining if they e®ectively exhibit a bubble component,and not in examining whether asset prices a®ectively contain relevant information concern-ing future market developments. This paper is a ¯rst e®ort in Colombia in this direction,aimed towards the construction of early ¡ warning indicators using ¯nancial and realvariables. Results show evidence to support that there is relevant information embeddedin these series, as all indicators (except the new housing price indicator) show a signif-icant deviation for the year(s) prior to the 98-99 crisis. Additionally, the exercises hereconducted show that the performance of asset price indicators is enhanced by includingcredit and investment. When the early-warning indicators are on, the role of the policymaker should be more active in the market; not necessarily in terms of altering interestrates, but in communicating with market agents, promoting portfolio and perspective (i.e.short and long-term) diversi¯cation and urging ¯nancial agents to make the best use ofthe tools that are available to them.
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Asset Price Bubbles; Early-Warning Indicators; Present Value Model; Finan-cial Crisis; Prudential Regulation.;
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- Esteban Gómez & Sandra Rozo, 2008. "Beyond Bubbles: The Role of Asset Prices in Early-Warning Indicators," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE.
- Esteban Gómez & Sandra Rozo, . "Beyond Bubbles: The role of asset prices in early-warning indicators," Borradores de Economia 457, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
- Esteban Gómez & sandra Rozo, 2007. "Beyond Bubbles:The role of asset prices in early-warning indicators," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 004050, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
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