Jelena Zivanovic is Senior Economist in the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) department. Her research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, macro-finance and applied econometrics. Prior to joining the Bank, Jelena worked as Research Assistant at Humboldt University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Humboldt University.

Staff working papers

An Optimal Macroprudential Policy Mix for Segmented Credit Markets

Staff Working Paper 2021-31 Jelena Zivanovic
How can macroprudential policy and monetary policy stabilize segmented credit markets? Is there a trade-off between financial stability and price stability? I use a theoretical model to evaluate the performance of alternative policies and find the optimal mix of macroprudential and monetary policy in response to aggregate shocks.

What Does Structural Analysis of the External Finance Premium Say About Financial Frictions?

Staff Working Paper 2019-38 Jelena Zivanovic
I use a structural vector autoregression (SVAR) with sign restrictions to provide conditional evidence on the behavior of the US external finance premium (EFP). The results indicate that the excess bond premium, a proxy for the EFP, reacts countercyclically to supply and monetary policy shocks and procyclically to demand shocks.

Corporate Debt Composition and Business Cycles

Staff Working Paper 2019-5 Jelena Zivanovic
Based on empirical evidence, I propose a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with two financial sectors to analyze the role of corporate debt composition (bank versus bond financing) in the transmission of economic shocks.

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