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Monetary Easing, Investment and Financial Instability

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  • Viral Acharya

    (Reserve Bank of India)

  • Guillaume Plantin

    (Département d'économie)

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This paper studies a model of the interest-rate channel of monetary policy in which a low policy rate lowers the cost of capital for firms thereby spurring investment, but also induces destabilizing “carry trades” against their assets. If the public sector does not have sufficient fiscal capacity to cope with the large resulting private borrowing, then carry trades and productive investment compete for scarce funds, and so the former crowd out the latter. Below an endogenous lower bound, monetary easing generates only limited investment at the cost of large and socially wasteful financial risk taking.

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  • Viral Acharya & Guillaume Plantin, 2019. "Monetary Easing, Investment and Financial Instability," Sciences Po publications 2019-01, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/7dgqij8a2d89s9v4v2v5qhs9vs
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; Financial stability; Shadow banking; Carry trades;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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