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Política monetaria contracíclica y encaje bancario

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A pesar de que el encaje bancario era un instrumento de política monetaria que venía cayendo en desuso, recientemente, varios países lo han empleado con aparente éxito en el marco de una política monetaria contracíclica y macroprudencial. Surge entonces la pregunta de si dicho éxito se dio por la utilización del encaje per se, o porque el encaje reforzó el efecto de la política de tasas de interés. Para responder este interrogante, se construye un modelo de equilibrio general con agentes heterogéneos e intermediarios financieros aversos al riesgo. Se encuentra que un manejo contracíclico del encaje bancario contribuye a reducir marginalmente la volatilidad de las fluctuaciones del consumo. Su efecto cobra mayor importancia a medida que los bancos son más aversos al riesgo.

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  • Christian Bustamante, 2011. "Política monetaria contracíclica y encaje bancario," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 008202, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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    Keywords

    Política monetaria; encaje bancario; intermediación financiera; modelos de equilibrio general; agentes heterogéneos.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • 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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