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Macroprudential Policy - Taxonomy And Challenges


  • Erland W. Nier

    (International Monetary Fund,


There is increasing recognition that prior to the global financial crisis financial regulation had lacked a macroprudential perspective. There has since been a strong effort to make a new macroprudential orientation operational, including through the establishment of new macroprudential authorities or 'committees' in a number of jurisdictions. These developments raise - and this paper explores - the following three questions. First, what distinguishes macroprudential policy from microprudential policy and what are its key tasks? Second, what powers should be given to macroprudential authorities and what should be their mandate? Third, how can governance arrangements ensure that macroprudential policies are pursued effectively? While arrangements for macroprudential policy will to some extent be country-specific, we identify three basic challenges in setting up an effective macroprudential policy framework and discuss options to address them.

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  • Erland W. Nier, 2011. "Macroprudential Policy - Taxonomy And Challenges," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 216(1), pages 1-15, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:216:y:2011:i:1:p:r1-r15

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