Monetary Policy and Macroprudential Regulation With Financial Frictions

Monetary Policy and Macroprudential Regulation With Financial Frictions

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Publisher's Synopsis

Since the global financial crisis, there has been a renewed effort to emphasize financial frictions in designing closed- and open-economy macroeconomic models for monetary and macroprudential policy analysis. Drawing on the extensive literature of the past decade as well as his own contributions, in this book Pierre-Richard AgeÌnor provides a unified set of theoretical and quantitative macroeconomic models with financial frictions to explore issues that have emerged in the wake of the crisis. These include the need to understand better how the financial system amplifies and propagates shocks originating elsewhere in the economy; how it can itself be a source of aggregate fluctuations; the extent to which central banks should account for financial stability considerations in the conduct of monetary policy; whether national central banks and regulators should coordinate their policies to promote macroeconomic and financial stability; and how much countercyclical macroprudential policies should be coordinated at the international level to mitigate financial spillovers across countries. AgeÌnor focuses on upper middle-income countries, which differ from advanced economies in terms of both their structural features (which include a financial sector dominated by banks, weak supervisory capacity, and a high degree of vulnerability to external shocks) and their long-standing policy challenges (such as managing volatile capital flows). Some of the analytical insights and broad policy lessons that can be drawn from the book will be of relevance to advanced economies as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262044226
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 339.53
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxviii, 568
Weight: 906g
Height: 161mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 40mm