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Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Wake of the World Financial Crisis


  • Miroslav Hrncir

    () (University of Finance and Administration)


The article identifies causes of the world financial crisis and its impact on monetary policy and central banking. Under the pressure of crisis, the standard monetary policy of previous periods shifted to unconventional instruments of “quantitative easing”. This change represents move away from technical monetary policy towards a more activist approach. Will this shift be only temporary and monetary policy will return to traditional standards as the crisis subsides? Or will its impact be of a more permanent character? The article examines the applied unconventional monetary policy measures, their consequences and risk involved. For the past decades central banking has been dominated by consensus which holds the view that central bankers´ prime task is to keep inflation low and stable. Learning the lesson from the current crisis the article discusses the arguments whether monetary policy should be and could be more oriented to the broader issues of financial stability, not just price stability.

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  • Miroslav Hrncir, 2009. "Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Wake of the World Financial Crisis," ACTA VSFS, University of Finance and Administration, vol. 3(2), pages 137-166.
  • Handle: RePEc:prf:journl:v:3:y:2009:i:1:p:137-166

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    1. Frederic S. Mishkin, 2007. "Will monetary policy become more of a science?," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2007-44, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    2. William R. White, 2006. "Is price stability enough?," BIS Working Papers 205, Bank for International Settlements.
    3. Claudio Borio & William R. White, 2003. "Whither monetary and financial stability : the implications of evolving policy regimes," Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pages 131-211.
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    1. Jitka Koderová, 2012. "Milton Friedman and the Contemporary Monetary Policy," Český finanční a účetní časopis, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(4), pages 15-31.


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