Financial Stability and Interest-Rate Policy : A Quantitative Assessment of Costs and Benefits

Author/Editor:

Andrea Pescatori ; Stefan Laseen

Publication Date:

March 21, 2016

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Summary:

Should monetary policy use its short-term policy rate to stabilize the growth in household credit and housing prices with the aim of promoting financial stability? We ask this question for the case of Canada. We find that to a first approximation, the answer is no— especially when the economy is slowing down.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/73

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 21, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475522679/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016073

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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