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Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

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Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

I organize my comments around four issues relating to the build-up, monitoring and counteraction of financial imbalances: first, the potential role of monetary policy; second, the u...

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The issue of financial system procyclicality is tricky. In a way, central bankers like myself have mixed feelings on the procyclical nature of financial forces. We love it, because...

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

Procyclicality occurs because of herd behavior of market participants. But that behavior could occur because of obsolete or badly drafted regulations that encourage such behavior. H...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

In these comments on the chapter by Ashley Taylor and Charles Goodhart, I will try to step back and take a broader view of procyclicality from the perspective of a common- or garden...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

In a perfect world banks could easily identify emerging soft spots and use stress testing to calibrate more precisely the impact on the present value of their loan portfolios and re...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

Introduction As Ashley Taylor and Charles Goodhart’s most insightful chapter demonstrates, there are concerns both in academia and in the banking sector regarding the potential costs...

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems”

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

As we have seen, structural weakness of the financial system is the major reason contributing to exacerbated procyclicality in Asia. This finding concisely builds a bridge between m...

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems”

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The topic of managing procyclicality of the financial system is an important and challenging issue for central bankers and academics alike. Recurring episodes of financial sector cr...

Financial Reform
			: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063556.051

ISBN: 9781589063556

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial sector, financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examine...

Financial Reform: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Financial Reform: What Shakes It? What Shapes It? »

Source: Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589063556

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial sector, financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Given the difficulties inherent in undertaking any kind of reform, including financial sector reform, it is not surprising that inertia often sets in. The uncertainty over who will win and who will lose, the...