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Commentary on Macroprudential Policies

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  • Gianluca Benigno

    (London School of Economics)

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This commentary is motivated by the papers “Banks’ Equity Capital Frictions, Capital Ratios, and Interest Rates: Evidence from Spanish Banks” by Alfredo Martin-Oliver, Sonia Ruano, and Vicente Salas-Fum´as (this issue) and “Capital Flows and Financial Stability: Monetary Policy and Macroprudential Responses” by D. Filiz Unsal (this issue): both papers focus on the implications of macroprudential policy measures. Indeed, recent events in macroeconomics and financial markets have shifted the attention towards the role and the consequences of policies aimed at preventing the occurrence of crisis events. The aforementioned papers are of topical interest and present insightful results from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. In my commentary I will first summarize the contributions of the two papers and then provide an overview of the fast-growing theoretical literature on macroprudential policy and briefly discuss some issues and future directions.

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  • Gianluca Benigno, 2013. "Commentary on Macroprudential Policies," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 9(1), pages 287-297, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2013:q:1:a:11
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    1. Bluhm, Marcel & Krahnen, Jan Pieter, 2014. "Systemic risk in an interconnected banking system with endogenous asset markets," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 13(C), pages 75-94.
    2. repec:eme:jespps:jes-09-2015-0159 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Claudio Battiati, 2017. "R&D, growth, and macroprudential policy in an economy undergoing boom-bust cycles," Bank of Lithuania Working Paper Series 48, Bank of Lithuania.
    4. Gabriele Galati & Richhild Moessner, 2014. "What do we know about the effects of macroprudential policy?," DNB Working Papers 440, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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