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Macroprudential Policy, Central Banks and Financial Stability: Evidence from China

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  • Jan Klingelhöfer
  • Rongrong Sun

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We study the Chinese experience and provide evidence that central banks can play an active role in safeguarding financial stability. The narrative approach is used to disentangle macropudential policy actions from monetary actions. We show that reserve requirements, window guidance, supervisory pressure and housing-market policies can be used for macroprudential purposes. Our VAR stimates suggest that well-targeted macroprudential policy has immediate and persistent impact on credit, but no statistically significant impact on output. Macroprudential policy can be used to retain financial stability without triggering an economic slowdown, or as a complement to monetary policy to offset the buildup of financial vulnerabilities arising from monetary easing. The multi-instrument framework enables central banks to achieve both macroeconomic and financial stability.

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  • Jan Klingelhöfer & Rongrong Sun, 2017. "Macroprudential Policy, Central Banks and Financial Stability: Evidence from China," CFDS Discussion Paper Series 2017/4, Center for Financial Development and Stability at Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, China.
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    macroprudential policy; monetary policy; credit; financial stability; China;

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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