Macroprudential and Monetary Policy Interactions in a DSGE Model for Sweden

Author/Editor:

Jiaqian Chen ; Francesco Columba

Publication Date:

March 23, 2016

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Summary:

We analyse the effects of macroprudential and monetary policies and their interactions using an estimated dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model tailored to Sweden. Households face a ceiling on their loan-to-value ratio and must amortize their mortgages. The government grants mortgage interest payment deductions. Lending rates are affected by mortgage risk weights. We find that demand-side macroprudential measures are more effective in curbing household debt ratios than monetary policy, and they are less costly in terms of foregone consumption. A tighter macroprudential stance is also found to be welfare improving, by promoting lower consumption volatility in response to shocks, especially when using a combination of macroprudential instruments.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/74

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 23, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475546545/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016074

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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