The Use and Effectiveness of Macroprudential Policies : New Evidence

Author/Editor:

Eugenio M Cerutti ; Stijn Claessens ; Luc Laeven

Publication Date:

March 17, 2015

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Summary:

Using a recent IMF survey and expanding on previous studies, we document the use of macroprudential policies for 119 countries over the 2000-13 period, covering many instruments. Emerging economies use macroprudential policies most frequently, especially foreign exchange related ones, while advanced countries use borrower-based policies more. Usage is generally associated with lower growth in credit, notably in household credit. Effects are less in financially more developed and open economies, however, and usage comes with greater cross-border borrowing, suggesting some avoidance. And while macroprudential policies can help manage financial cycles, they work less well in busts.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/61

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 17, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498321051/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015061

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$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

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Paper

Pages:

43

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