Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region

Author/Editor:

Ananthakrishnan Prasad ; Heba Abdel Monem ; Pilar Garcia Martinez

Publication Date:

May 20, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Several characteristics of the structure of the Arab economies, their economic policy framework, and their banking systems make macroprudential policy a particular relevant tool. For most oil exporters, heavy reliance on the extractive sector for generating fiscal revenues and export earnings translates into increased vulnerabilities to oil price shocks. In the case of oil importers, relatively small external and fiscal buffers make them highly vulnerable to shocks. This paper discusses the experience of Arab countries in implementing macroprudential policies and contains recommendations to strengthen their macroprudential framework.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/98

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 20, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484361641/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016098

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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