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The Anatomy of the Transmission of Macroprudential Policies

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  • Acharya, Viral V.
  • Bergant, Katharina
  • Crosignani, Matteo
  • Eisert, Tim
  • McCann, Fergal

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We analyze how regulatory constraints on household leverage-in the form of loan-to-income and loan-to-value limits-affect residential mortgage credit and house prices as well as other asset classes not directly targeted by the limits. Supervisory loan level data suggest that mortgage credit is reallocated from low-to high-income borrowers and from urban to rural counties. This reallocation weakens the feedback loop between credit and house prices and slows down house price growth in "hot" housing markets. Consistent with constrained lenders adjusting their portfolio choice, more-affected banks drive this reallocation and substitute their risk-taking into holdings of securities and corporate credit.

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  • Acharya, Viral V. & Bergant, Katharina & Crosignani, Matteo & Eisert, Tim & McCann, Fergal, 2020. "The Anatomy of the Transmission of Macroprudential Policies," CEPR Discussion Papers 14959, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    House Prices; household leverage; macroprudential regulation; Residential Mortgage Credit;
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    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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