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The Optimal Monetary Instrument for Prudential Purposes

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  • Charles Goodhart

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  • Dimitrios Tsomocos

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  • Pojanart Sunirand

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the choice between adopting a monetary base or an interest rate setting instrument to maintain financial stability. Our results suggest that the interest rate instrument is preferable, since during times of a panic or financial crisis the Central Bank automatically satisfies the increased demand for money. Thus, it prevents sharp losses in asset values and enhanced asset volatility.

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  4. Maria Th. Kasselaki & Athanasios O. Tagkalakis, 2013. "Financial soundness indicators and financial crisis episodes," Working Papers 158, Bank of Greece.
  5. Dai, Meixing, 2010. "Financial volatility and optimal instrument choice: A revisit to Poole’s analysis," MPRA Paper 28547, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Feb 2011.
  6. Kim, Jinyong & Kim, Yong-Cheol, 2013. "Financial crisis and a transmission mechanism of external shocks: The signaling role of the Korean Monetary Stabilization Bond," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 682-694.
  7. Charles A. E. Goodhart & Carolina Osorio & Dimitrios P. Tsomocos, 2009. "Analysis of Monetary Policy and Financial Stability: A New Paradigm," CESifo Working Paper Series 2885, CESifo Group Munich.

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