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The Optimal Monetary Instrument for Prudential Purposes

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  • C.A.E. Goodhart
  • P. Sunirand
  • D.P. Tsomocos

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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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Paper provided by Oxford Financial Research Centre in its series OFRC Working Papers Series with number 2008fe26.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:sbs:wpsefe:2008fe26

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Keywords: interest rates; monetary base; bank capital; financial stability; monetary policy;

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  1. Meixing Dai, 2010. "Financial volatility and optimal instrument choice: A revisit to Poole's analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 605-613.
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  3. Stan du Plessis, 2012. "Assets matter: New and old views of monetary policy," Working Papers 16/2012, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.
  4. Maria Th. Kasselaki & Athanasios O. Tagkalakis, 2013. "Financial soundness indicators and financial crisis episodes," Working Papers 158, Bank of Greece.
  5. Vasile Cocris & Anca Elena Nucu, 2013. "Monetary policy and financial stability: empirical evidence from Central and Eastern European countries," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 13(1), pages 75-98, July.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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