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To study and analyze the relationship between economic and financial variables, diverse methodologies have been used. However, a robust tool is used to analyze these relationships, which is known as the crossed correlation proposed since 1970 by Box and Jenkins and later retaken in 1977 by Pierce and Haugh. This methodology consists in identifying and estimating the ARIMA model that best fits each series and obtaining the residues identified as white noise; these constitute the pre-whitened series. Finally, the crossed correlation is estimated among the pre-whitened series and the causality relationships are determined between each series pair. This research relates four fundamental economic variables with great impact on a company’s finances: General Index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, Emerging Markets Bonds Index, Representative Market Rate, and Rate of Inflation, finding evidence of instantaneous, unidirectional, and bidirectional relationships.

Miller J. Ariza Garzón

Profesor Investigador, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.Licenciado en Matemáticas, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia. Estadístico, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. Miembro del Grupo INNOVATIC, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, categoría C según clasificación COLCIENCIAS.

Javier B. Cadena Lozano

Docente Investigador, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA), Bogotá, Colombia.Economista, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.  Magister en Economía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. Magister en Dirección y Desarrollo de Empresas, Universidad de Ávila, Ávila, España.  Especialista en Finanzas, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. Integrante del Grupo Innovación y Gestión Empresarial CESA, categoría B según clasificación COLCIENCIAS
Ariza Garzón, M. J., & Cadena Lozano, J. B. (2014). Identification of Relationships between Economic Policy Variables in Colombia through Crossed-Correlation Functions. Cuadernos De Administración, 30(51), 36–48.