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When the Central Bank Meets the Financial Authority: Strategic Interactions and Institutional Design

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  • Victoria Nuguer

    (Banco de México)

  • Jessica Roldan-Pena

    (Banco de Mexico)

  • Enrique Mendoza

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Julio Carrillo

    (Banco de Mexico)

Abstract

We investigate the strategic interactions between the central bank and a financial authority in an economy distorted with nominal rigidities and credit frictions, and hit by financial shocks. Using a policy-rule approach, we find that introducing an independent financial instrument increases consumers’ welfare, versus the alternative of a central bank alone leaning against the financial shocks. Also, we find that when the two policymakers maximize welfare (our ideal case), the Nash equilibrium corresponds to the first best. However, under our implementable case, the policymakers face a conflict in objectives, as the central bank focuses on the stability of prices, while the financial authority on the stability of the credit spread. In such a case, cooperation across institutions is second best, while Nash is third best. However, if the policymakers have the same objectives, cooperation and Nash coincide and are second best.

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  • Victoria Nuguer & Jessica Roldan-Pena & Enrique Mendoza & Julio Carrillo, 2016. "When the Central Bank Meets the Financial Authority: Strategic Interactions and Institutional Design," 2016 Meeting Papers 1461, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. Mendicino, Caterina & Nikolov, Kalin & Suarez, Javier & Supera, Dominik, 2018. "Bank Capital in the Short and in the Long Run," CEPR Discussion Papers 13152, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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