Americas Office research networks

BIS Consultative Council for the Americas (CCA) research networks are collaborative associations of BIS economists, central bank members and academic advisers who jointly research themes of interest to regional central banks. These networks are instrumental in promoting an open dialogue on key monetary and financial issues in Latin America. Research network projects are extensive, tackling one primary topic at a time and typically taking between one and two years to complete.

Research network topics


The commodity cycle: macroeconomic and financial stability implications

This research network focuses on: (i) the interaction between the commodity cycle and the real cycle; and (ii) the financial aspects of the commodity cycle. More...


Incorporating financial stability considerations into central bank policy models

The research network focused on the inclusion of financial stability considerations, as well as macroprudential instruments into central bank models. The network led to substantial cooperation between central bank modelling teams in the region. More...


The effects of foreign exchange market operations in Latin America

The research network focused on studying the behaviour of foreign exchange markets and the characteristics and effects of foreign exchange market operations at a relatively high (daily or higher) frequency, using traditional analyses of foreign exchange market intervention and fundamentals, as well as the so-called microstructure approach. More...