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The Federal Reserve And Eurosystem´S Balance Sheet Policies During The Financial Crisis: A Comparative Analysis

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  • Philipp Bagus

    (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

  • David Howden

    (St. Louis University)

Abstract

The balance sheet developments of the Federal Reserve System have received increased attention during recent events. The Fed has expanded its balance sheet and also changed its composition in order to support the financial system. As a consequence the average quality of the assets have, on average, deteriorated. In a similar way, the ECB has recently implemented novel balance sheet policies. In this article we compare the balance sheet policies of these two central banks. We assess the differences in policy strategies and deduct consequences concerning the quality of the respective currencies, as well as future directions of monetary policy.

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Article provided by Romanian-American University in its journal Romanian Economic and Business Review.

Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 165-186

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Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:3:p:165-186

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Keywords: Central Bank Balance Sheets; Quality of Money; Balance Sheet Analysis; Monetary Policy; Subprime Crisis;

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  1. Costa Cabral, Nazare, 2010. "Breve guia temático e bibliográfico sobre o estudo da actual crise financeira e económica
    [Short thematic guide to the study of current financial and economic crisis]
    ," MPRA Paper 20743, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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