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Interactions Between Sovereign Debt Management and Monetary Policy Under Fiscal Dominance and Financial Instability

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  • Hans J. Blommestein
  • Philip Turner

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This paper argues that serious fiscal vulnerabilities arising from many years of high government debt will create new and complex interactions between public debt management (PDM) and monetary policy (MP). The paper notes that, although their formal mandates have not changed, recent balance sheet policies of many Central Banks (CBs) have tended to blur the separation of their policies from fiscal policy (FP). The mandates of debt management offices (DMOs) have usually had a microeconomic focus (viz, keeping government debt markets liquid, limiting refunding risks etc). Such mandates have usually eschewed any macroeconomic policy dimension. For these reasons, all clashes in policy mandate between CBs and DMOs have been latent and not overt.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Working Papers on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management with number 3.

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Date of creation: 20 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:oec:dafaaf:3-en

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Keywords: monetary policy; debt; debt management; sovereign debt; policy objectives; policy designs and consistency; policy coordination; central banks and their policies;

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