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Riesgo moral asociado al uso de endeudamiento externo de corto plazo por parte del sector financiero
[Moral Hazard associated with the use of short-term foreign borrowing by the financial intermediaries in Costa Rica]

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  • Leon, Jorge
  • Monge, Carlos

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This paper addresses the issue of moral hazard associated with the use of short-term foreign borrowing by the financial intermediaries in Costa Rica. This situation arises from the implicit insurance that the authorities confer; given the expectation that banks have about central bank incentives to intervene to prevent the fail of any systemically important financial institution (SIFI). Using a simple mathematical-economic model, this paper analyzes several factors involved in this phenomenon and suggests policy measures that could provide a solution to the problem.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 44486.

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Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44486

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Keywords: moral hazard; borrowing; sistemic risk;

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  1. Diamond, Douglas W & Dybvig, Philip H, 1983. "Bank Runs, Deposit Insurance, and Liquidity," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 91(3), pages 401-19, June.
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