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The macroeconomic effects of the regulatory LTV and LTI ratios in the Central Bank of Ireland's DSGE model


  • Lozej, Matija

    (Central Bank of Ireland)

  • Rannenberg, Ansgar

    (Central Bank of Ireland)


We use the Central Bank of Ireland’s DSGE model to investigate the introduction of regulatory loan-to-value and loan-to-income ratios in the mortgage market in 2015, which form part of the Central Bank’s macroprudential measures. The main finding is that while the measures dampen economic activity in the short run, they bring benefits in the medium and long run. Household leverage declines, which lowers the default rate on bank loans. The economy as a whole deleverages and foreign debt decreases significantly.

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  • Lozej, Matija & Rannenberg, Ansgar, 2017. "The macroeconomic effects of the regulatory LTV and LTI ratios in the Central Bank of Ireland's DSGE model," Economic Letters 04/EL/17, Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbi:ecolet:04/el/17

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    1. Jakab, Zoltan & Kumhof, Michael, 2018. "Banks are not intermediaries of loanable funds — facts, theory and evidence," Bank of England working papers 761, Bank of England, revised 17 Jan 2020.
    2. International Monetary Fund, 2017. "Ireland; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 17/172, International Monetary Fund.

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