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The optimal monetary instrument for prudential purposes

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

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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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Financial Stability.

Volume (Year): 7 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 70-77

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finsta:v:7:y:2011:i:2:p:70-77
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