Systemic Risk Monitoring ("SysMo") Toolkit—A User Guide

Author/Editor: Nicolas R. Blancher ; Srobona Mitra ; Hanan Morsy ; Akira Otani ; Tiago Severo ; Laura Valderrama
Publication Date: July 17, 2013
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Summary: There has recently been a proliferation of new quantitative tools as part of various initiatives to improve the monitoring of systemic risk. The "SysMo" project takes stock of the current toolkit used at the IMF for this purpose. It offers detailed and practical guidance on the use of current systemic risk monitoring tools on the basis of six key questions policymakers are likely to ask. It provides "how-to" guidance to select and interpret monitoring tools; a continuously updated inventory of key categories of tools ("Tools Binder"); and suggestions on how to operationalize systemic risk monitoring, including through a systemic risk "Dashboard." In doing so, the project cuts across various country-specific circumstances and makes a preliminary assessment of the adequacy and limitations of the current toolkit.
Series: Working Paper No. 13/168
Subject(s): Financial sector | Financial risk | Financial institutions | Spillovers | Financial crisis | Cross country analysis

Publication Date: July 17, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484383438/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2013168 Pages: 80
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