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Leaning against the Wind and Crisis Risk

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  • Moritz Schularick

    (Universität Bonn = University of Bonn, ECON - Département d'économie (Sciences Po) - Sciences Po - Sciences Po - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Lucas ter Steege
  • Felix Ward

    (Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute)

Abstract

Can central banks defuse rising stability risks in financial booms by leaning against the wind with higher interest rates? This paper studies the state-dependent effects of monetary policy on financial crisis risk. Based on the near-universe of advanced economy financial cycles since the nineteenth century, we show that discretionary leaning against the wind policies during credit and asset price booms are more likely to trigger crises than prevent them.

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  • Moritz Schularick & Lucas ter Steege & Felix Ward, 2021. "Leaning against the Wind and Crisis Risk," SciencePo Working papers Main hal-03944470, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:spmain:hal-03944470
    DOI: 10.1257/aeri.20200310
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