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The Optimal Monetary Instrument for Prudential Purposes

  • Charles Goodhart

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  • Dimitrios Tsomocos

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  • Pojanart Sunirand

The purpose of this paper is to assess the choice between adopting a monetary base or an interest rate setting instrument to maintain financial stability. Our results suggest that the interest rate instrument is preferable, since during times of a panic or financial crisis the Central Bank automatically satisfies the increased demand for money. Thus, it prevents sharp losses in asset values and enhanced asset volatility.

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