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Macro-prudential policies to mitigate financial system vulnerabilities

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  • Claessens, Stijn
  • Ghosh, Swati R.
  • Mihet, Roxana

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Macro-prudential policies aimed at mitigating systemic financial risks have become part of the policy toolkit in many emerging markets and some advanced countries. Their effectiveness and efficacy are not well-known, however. Using panel data regressions, we analyze how changes in balance sheets of some 2800 banks in 48 countries over 2000–2010 respond to specific policies. Controlling for endogeneity, we find that measures aimed at borrowers – caps on debt-to-income and loan-to-value ratios, and limits on credit growth and foreign currency lending – are effective in reducing leverage, asset and noncore to core liabilities growth during boom times. While countercyclical buffers (such as reserve requirements, limits on profit distribution, and dynamic provisioning) also help mitigate increases in bank leverage and assets, few policies help stop declines in adverse times, consistent with the ex-ante nature of macro-prudential tools.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Money and Finance.

Volume (Year): 39 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 153-185

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:39:y:2013:i:c:p:153-185

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Keywords: Systemic risk; Macro-prudential policies; Effectiveness; Banking vulnerabilities;

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  1. Olivier Jeanne, 2014. "Macroprudential Policies in a Global Perspective," IMES Discussion Paper Series 14-E-01, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan.
  2. Labonne, Claire & Lecat, Rémy & Avouyi‑Dovi, Sanvi, 2014. "The housing market: the impact of macroprudential measures in France," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/13289, Paris Dauphine University.
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