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Assessing Bank performance and the impact of financial restructuring in a macroeconomic framework : a new application


  • Boray, Yavuz
  • Sierra, Hector


The authors present a simulation model (applied here to Uruguay and implemented in Javelin) that permits analysis of the interaction between a financial system and the economic environment in which it operates. The model allows the user to compute and project the indicators necessary to monitor the performance of a financial institution and to examine how those indicators respond to economic change. Traditionally, economic analysis in the World Bank has focused on eitherthe real or financial sector, but rarely on the interaction between them. The introduction of the extended Revised Minimum Standard Model, or RMSM-X, reflects the Bank's recognition of the importance of incorporating the financial system into the macroeconomy. Nevertheless, the monetary module in the RMSM-X is too aggregated to allow for any meaningful analysis of the viability of a country's financial system, or any institution in particular. By design, the RMSM-X provides only a generic framework, or platform, that then may be adapted to particular cases. The authors develop a tool that uses a time series that shows developing trend lines. The model requires an adequate level of detail and a consistency of content, interpretation, and presentation of the financial and economic data, plus an adequate grouping of banks to ensure that comparisons are between like entities. The model should be useful to financial analysts who need to plan for and forecast the growth and profits of a financial institution, or a group of institutions, and who are interested in capturing the links with the macroeconomy in a fully consistent framework. The model allows the user to compute and project indicators that are necessary to monitor the performance of a financial institution and to examine how these indicators change in response to changes in the macroenvironment. The model should also be valuable to economists interested in assessing the viability of the financial system, particularly in assessing the impact of financial restructuring. When major financial restructuring is involved, model simulations can help policymakers and supervisors to reassure themselves that bank rehabilitation is worth its costs.

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  • Boray, Yavuz & Sierra, Hector, 1993. "Assessing Bank performance and the impact of financial restructuring in a macroeconomic framework : a new application," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1237, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:1237

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    1. Le Houerou, Philippe & Sierra, Hector, 1993. "Estimating quasi-fiscal deficits in a consistency framework : the case of Madagascar," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1105, The World Bank.
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