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Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability

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  • Benigno, Gianluca

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

  • Chen, Huigang

    (Uber Technologies Inc.)

  • Otrok, Christopher

    (University of Missouri, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

  • Rebucci, Alessandro

    (John Hopkins University, CEPR)

  • Young, Eric R.

    (University of Virginia)

Abstract

There is a new and now large literature analyzing government policies for financial stability based on models with endogenous borrowing constraints. These normative analyses build upon the concept of constrained efficient allocation, where the social planner is constrained by the same borrowing limit that agents face. In this paper, we show that the same set of policy tools that implement the constrained efficient allocation can be used by a Ramsey planner to replicate the unconstrained allocation, thus achieving higher welfare. The constrained social planner approach may lead to inaccurate characterizations of welfare-maximizing policies relative to the Ramsey approach.

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  • Benigno, Gianluca & Chen, Huigang & Otrok, Christopher & Rebucci, Alessandro & Young, Eric R., 2019. "Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability," Staff Reports 899, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednsr:899
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    Keywords

    constrained efficiency; financial crises; macroprudential policies and capital controls; pecuniary externalities; Ramsey optimal policy; social planner;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • F38 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
    • F44 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Business Cycles
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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