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Challenges for Systemic Risk Assessment in Low-Income Countries

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  • Catalan, Mario
  • Demekas, Dimitri

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Assessing and monitoring systemic risk is a challenge for policy makers and supervisors in all countries. It is particularly challenging in low-income countries (LICs), owing to a number of characteristics shared to a greater or lesser extent by most of them. This paper discusses these common characteristics and how they shape the nature of systemic risk in LICs, and concludes with some practical lessons for policy makers and financial supervisors that can help improve the effectiveness of systemic risk assessment and mitigation in these countries.

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  • Catalan, Mario & Demekas, Dimitri, 2015. "Challenges for Systemic Risk Assessment in Low-Income Countries," MPRA Paper 64125, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    financial stability; stress testing; systemic risk; low-income countries; macroprudential policy; IMF;
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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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