Dynamic Provisioning: Some Lessons from Existing Experiences

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Santiago Fernández de Lis
Alicia Garcia-Herrero
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ADBI Working Paper Series
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After analyzing the different reasons why the financial system and also the regulatory framework induced procyclicality, this paper reviews the experiences of three countries which have introduced dynamic provisioning as a regulatory tool to limit procyclicality. The case of Spainthe country with the longest experienceis reviewed, as well as those of Colombia and Perucountries that have recently adopted dynamic provisioning. A number of policy lessons are drawn from that comparison.