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Evidence for a Financial Accelerator in a Small Open Economy,and Implications for Monetary Policy

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  • Martha López

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  • Juan David Prada

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  • Norberto Rodríguez

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Using Bayesian estimation techniques, we estimatea small open economy dynamic stochastic generalequilibrium model with credit-market imperfectionsfor the Colombian economy. We show thatthe combination of balance sheet effects and thechoice of monetary policy regime are likely to playan important role in the magnification and propagationof initial shocks to the Colombian economy.As an application we show that our model explainsthe 1998-1999 crisis in Colombia, when a sharp risein spreads on a relatively small proportion of internationaldebt were passed strongly onto domesticlending rates, provoking a severe recession.

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  • Martha López & Juan David Prada & Norberto Rodríguez, 2009. "Evidence for a Financial Accelerator in a Small Open Economy,and Implications for Monetary Policy," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE, vol. 27(60), pages 12-45, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000107:007813
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    1. Martha López, 2015. "Asset price bubbles and monetary policy in a small open economy," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 33(77), pages 93-102, June.
    2. Martha López & Fernando Tenjo Galarza & Hector Zárate, 2014. "Credit Cycles, Credit Risk and Countercyclical Loan Provisions," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE, vol. 32(74), pages 9-17, June.
    3. Andrés González & Lavan Mahadeva & Juan D. Prada & Diego Rodríguez, 2011. "Policy Analysis Tool Applied to Colombian Needs: Patacon Model Description," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 29(66), pages 222-245, Diciembre.
    4. Martha López, 2016. "Fiscal Multipliers, Oil Revenues and Balance Sheet Effects," Borradores de Economia 976, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Keywords

    DSGE modeling; financial accelerator; bayesian estimation; exchange rate regime.;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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