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Monetary and Macroprudential Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model of the Euro Area

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  • Dominic Quint
  • Pau Rabanal

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In this paper, we study the optimal mix of monetary and macroprudential policies in an estimated two-country model of the euro area. The model includes real, nominal and financial frictions, and hence both monetary and macroprudential policy can play a role. We find that the introduction of a macroprudential rule would help in reducing macroeconomic volatility, improve welfare, and partially substitute for the lack of national monetary policies. Macroprudential policy would always increase the welfare of savers, but their effects on borrowers depend on the shock that hits the economy. In particular, macroprudential policy may entail welfare costs for borrowers under technology shocks, by increasing the countercyclical behavior of lending spreads.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/209.

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Length: 60
Date of creation: 14 Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/209

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Keywords: Monetary policy; Euro Area; European Economic and Monetary Union; Macroprudential Policy; Credit expansion; Economic models; Monetary Policy; EMU; Basel III; Financial Frictions.;

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Cited by:
  1. Christopher Otrok & Gianluca Benigno & Huigang Chen & Alessandro Rebucci & Eric R. Young, 2012. "Monetary and Macro-Prudential Policies: An Integrated Analysis," Working Papers 1208, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
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  3. Pau Rabanal & Christopher W. Crowe & Giovanni Dell'Ariccia & Deniz Igan, 2011. "How to Deal with Real Estate Booms: Lessons from Country Experiences," IMF Working Papers 11/91, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Ko Munakata & Koji Nakamura & Yuki Teranishi, 2013. "Optimal Macroprudential Policy," CAMA Working Papers 2013-51, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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