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Systemic risk and policy interventions: monetary and macroprudential policy

Alberto Martin, Caterina Mendicino and Alejandro Van der Ghote

Research Bulletin, 2022, vol. 97

Abstract: Throughout the world, the global financial crisis fostered the design and adoption of macroprudential policies to safeguard the financial system. This raises important questions for monetary policy, which, by contrast, primarily focuses on maintaining price stability. What, if any, is the relationship between (conventional) monetary policy and macroprudential policy? In particular, how does the effectiveness of macroprudential policies influence the conduct of monetary policy? This article reviews recent theoretical and empirical research addressing these questions. The main conclusion is that monetary policy can also perform macroprudential functions, but it does so by deviating from its focus on price stability. The quantification of this trade-off remains an exciting question. JEL Classification: E31

Keywords: Financial Cycle; Macroprudential Policy; Prudential Monetary Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-06
Note: 1774743
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