Abstract

Macroprudential policy is the new kid on the block, perhaps even the next big thing. Hopes are high. Reflecting that, we have new macroprudential agencies and policies popping up all over the world, in both developed and developing economies (see, e.g., Aikman, Haldane, and Kapadia 2013). But that begs the question: What actually is macroprudential policy? How should it be executed? And how effective will it be?