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Requerimiento de capital contra-cíclico. El caso uruguayo


  • Cecilia Dassatti

    (Banco Central del Uruguay)

  • Alejandro Pena

    (Banco Central del Uruguay)

  • Jorge Ponce

    (Banco Central del Uruguay)

  • Magdalena Tubio

    (Banco Central del Uruguay)


We study the counter-cyclical capital buffer introduced by Basel III and its complementarities with other regulation, particularly dynamic provisioning. We simulate different activation, adjust and deactivation rules for the buffer using historical data for Uruguay. The design and introduction of a counter-cyclical capital buffer following the principles in Basel III should complement actual regulation and serve as an extra tool to mitigate systemic risk in the Uruguayan banking sector.

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  • Cecilia Dassatti & Alejandro Pena & Jorge Ponce & Magdalena Tubio, 2014. "Requerimiento de capital contra-cíclico. El caso uruguayo," Documentos de trabajo 2014008, Banco Central del Uruguay.
  • Handle: RePEc:bku:doctra:2014008

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    Counter-cyclical capital; Basel III; Uruguay;
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    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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