Do Dynamic Provisions Enhance Bank Solvency and Reduce Credit Procyclicality? A Study of the Chilean Banking System

 
Author/Editor: Chan-Lau, Jorge A.
 
Publication Date: May 01, 2012
 
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Summary: Dynamic provisions could help to enhance the solvency of individual banks and reduce procyclicality. Accomplishing these objectives depends on country-specific features of the banking system, business practices, and the calibration of the dynamic provisions scheme. In the case of Chile, a simulation analysis suggests Spanish dynamic provisions would improve banks' resilience to adverse shocks but would not reduce procyclicality. To address the latter, other countercyclical measures should be considered.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 12/124
Subject(s): Banks | Business cycles | Capital | Financial risk | Chile

Author's Keyword(s): Dynamic provisions | procyclicality | simulation | banks | Chile
 
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Publication Date: May 01, 2012
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2012124 Pages: 20
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