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Financial Accelerator Mechanism: Evidence for Colombia

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  • Martha R. López

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  • Norberto Rodríguez N.

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Colombia experienced a deep recession in 1999-2003. Growth slowed by 4.2%,and investment by 34.6%. Was the severity of the recession due to a ¯nan-cial accelerator mechanism µa la Bernanke, Gertler, and Gilchrist (1999)? Toanswer this question, this paper estimates a dynamic stochastic general equilib-rium model with credit-market imperfections for the Colombian economy usingBayesian methods. The results show that balance-sheet e®ects played an im-portant role in explaining recent Colombian recession; the ¯nancial acceleratormechanism turns out to be quantitatively signi¯cant accounting for about 50percent of the total reduction in output after a monetary policy tightening.

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  • Martha R. López & Norberto Rodríguez N., 2008. "Financial Accelerator Mechanism: Evidence for Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 004509, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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    1. Gelain, Paolo, 2010. "The external finance premium in the Euro area: A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 49-71, March.
    2. José Eduardo Gómez-González, 2012. "Failing and Merging as Competing Alternatives during Times of Financial Distress: Evidence from the Colombian Financial Crisis," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(4), pages 655-671, October.
    3. Georgiadis, Georgios & Jančoková, Martina, 2017. "Financial globalisation, monetary policy spillovers and macro-modelling: tales from 1001 shocks," Working Paper Series 2082, European Central Bank.
    4. 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.

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    Keywords

    DSGE modelling; Financial Accelerator; Bayesian Estimation.;

    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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