On the use of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies for Small Open Economies

Author/Editor: F. Gulcin Ozkan ; D. Filiz Unsal
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
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Summary: We explore optimal monetary and macroprudential policy rules for a small open economy. Delegating 'lean against the wind' squarely to macroprudential policy provides a more robust policy mix to shock uncertainty—(i) if macroprudential measures exist, there are no significant welfare gains from monetary policy reacting to credit growth under a financial shock; and (ii) monetary responses to financial markets could generate bigger welfare losses than macroprudential responses under different shocks. The source of outstanding liabilities also plays a role in the choice of policy instrument— macroprudential policies are particularly effective for emerging markets where foreign borrowing is sizeable.
Series: Working Paper No. 14/112
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Small open economies | Emerging markets | Entrepreneurship | External borrowing | Financial stability | Econometric models

Publication Date: June 24, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498375429/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2014112 Pages: 34
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