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The Optimal Monetary Instrument for Prudential Purposes

C.A.E. Goodhart, P. Sunirand and Dimitrios Tsomocos

OFRC Working Papers Series from Oxford Financial Research Centre

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to assess the choice between adopting a monetary base or an interest rate setting instrument to maintain financial stability. Our results suggest that the interest rate instrument is preferable, since during times of a panic or financial crisis the Central Bank automatically satisfies the increased demand for money. Thus, it prevents sharp losses in asset values and enhanced asset volatility.

Keywords: interest rates; monetary base; bank capital; financial stability; monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D58 E44 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28
Date: 2008
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