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5. A Comparative Analysis of Financial Sector Health in the United States, Europe, and Asia

5. A Comparative Analysis of Financial Sector Health in the United States, Europe, and Asia »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

This chapter uses recent methodology for estimating capital shortfalls of financial institutions during aggregated stress to assess the evolution of financial sector health since 2007 in the United States, E...

14. A Monetary Policy for the Future

14. A Monetary Policy for the Future »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

A year ago at another IMF conference, “Monetary Policy in the New Normal,” I argued that central banks should renormalize monetary policy, not new-normalize it to some new normal as some had suggested....

4. A Note from the Session on Systemic Risk and Financial Regulation

4. A Note from the Session on Systemic Risk and Financial Regulation »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

Three participants—two distinguished academics and a prominent ex-central banker and financial executive—presented overlapping analyses of the challenge for “macroprudential” supervision. Several th...

1. A Road Map to “Progress and Confusion”

1. A Road Map to “Progress and Confusion” »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

On April 15–16, 2015, the IMF organized the third “Rethinking Macro Policy” conference. Held every two years since 2011, these conferences have brought together academics and policymakers to assess how the g...

11. A Simple Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Monetary Policy for Financial Stability Purposes

11. A Simple Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Monetary Policy for Financial Stability Purposes »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

Should monetary policy be used for financial stability purposes? Should monetary policy, as suggested by the Bank for International Settlements (2014), “lean against the wind”—for instance, against increases...

23. Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Management, and Capital Controls

23. Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Management, and Capital Controls »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

A discussion of the interaction between capital inflows, exchange rate management, and capital controls is quite timely. However, it is by no means a new discussion. The interactions between and among these...

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1 »

Source: Curbing Corporate Debt Bias

Volume/Issue: 2017/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruud A. Mooij , and Shafik Hebous

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475573053

Keywords: Corporate debt, Debt service ratios, Financial risk, Corporate taxes, Thin capitalization, Risk management, Econometric models, Corporate tax, capital structure, debt bias

Tax provisions favoring corporate debt over equity finance ('debt bias') are widely recognized as a risk to financial stability. This paper explores whether and how thin-capitalization rules, which restrict interes...

2. Debt Supercycle, Not Secular Stagnation

2. Debt Supercycle, Not Secular Stagnation »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

I want to address a narrow yet fundamental question for understanding the current challenges facing the global economy: Has the world sunk into “secular stagnation,” with a long future of much lower per capi...