Macrofinancial Linkages and Growth at Risk in the Dominican Republic

20 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2019

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Olga Bespalova

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Marina Rousset

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - IMF Institute

Date Written: November 2019

Abstract

This paper uses the Growth-at-Risk (GaR) methodology to examine how macrofinancial conditions affect the growth outlook and its probability distribution. Using this approach, we evaluate risks to GDP growth in the Dominican Republic using quarterly data for 1996-2018. We group macrofinancial conditions in five principal determinants, based on 32 indicators. The Dominican Republic's growth distribution appears most vulnerable to negative shocks to domestic financial conditions, domestic leverage, domestic demand, and external demand, with additional repercussions from the external cost of borrowing in the longer run. Our findings show that domestic monetary policy plays a particularly important role in reducing growth vulnerabilities when the economy is weak.

Keywords: Economic conditions, Financial crises, Interest rate policy, Economic integration, Economic growth, Dominican Republic, Growth at Risk, financial conditions, macrofinancial linkages, WP, quantile, financial condition, Gar, contractionary, financial variable

JEL Classification: E44, N16, C51, C53, E01, E52, G21, C43, F16

Suggested Citation

Bespalova, Olga and Rousset, Marina, Macrofinancial Linkages and Growth at Risk in the Dominican Republic (November 2019). IMF Working Paper No. 19/246. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3496721

Olga Bespalova (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
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Marina Rousset

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - IMF Institute ( email )

700 19 th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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