Brief

Financial Stability Considerations for Monetary Policy: Empirical Evidence and Challenges

Authors

  • Nina Boyarchenko
  • Giovanni Favara
  • Moritz Schularick
Publication Date

This paper reviews literature on the empirical relationship between vulnerabilities in the financial system and the macroeconomy, and how monetary policy affects that connection. Financial vulnerabilities build up over time, with both risk appetite and risk taking rising during economic expansions. To some extent, financial crises are predictable and have severe real economic consequences when they occur. Empirically it is difficult to link monetary policy to financial vulnerabilities, in part because financial cycles have long durations, making it difficult to separate effects of changes in monetary policy from other business cycle effects.

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JEL Classification
E44, E52, E58, G2

Key Words

  • Asset Prices
  • Credit
  • Financial crises
  • financial stability
  • leverage
  • liquidity
  • monetary policy