Will Macroprudential Policy Counteract Monetary Policy’s Effects on Financial Stability?

Author/Editor:

Itai Agur ; Maria Demertzis

Publication Date:

December 29, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

How does monetary policy impact upon macroprudential regulation? This paper models monetary policy's transmission to bank risk taking, and its interaction with a regulator's optimization problem. The regulator uses its macroprudential tool, a leverage ratio, to maintain financial stability, while taking account of the impact on credit provision. A change in the monetary policy rate tilts the regulator's entire trade-off. We show that the regulator allows interest rate changes to partly "pass through" to bank soundness by not neutralizing the risk-taking channel of monetary policy. Thus, monetary policy affects financial stability, even in the presence of macroprudential regulation.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/283

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 29, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513545332/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015283

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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