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Monetary Policy, Bank Leverage, and Financial Stability

Monetary Policy, Bank Leverage, and Financial Stability »

Source: Monetary Policy, Bank Leverage, and Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2011/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923235

Keywords: Bank Leverage, Macroprudential regulation, bank capital, capital requirements, risk of default, bank default, bank risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper develops a model to assess how monetary policy rates affect bank risk-taking. In the model, a reduction in the risk-free rate increases lending profitability by reducing funding costs and increasing the...

Macroeconomic News and Stock Returns in the United States and Germany

Macroeconomic News and Stock Returns in the United States and Germany »

Source: Macroeconomic News and Stock Returns in the United States and Germany

Volume/Issue: 2002/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norbert Funke , and Akimi Matsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875782

Keywords: macroeconomic news, news, stock prices, stock market, stock returns, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

Using daily data for the January 1997 to June 2002 period, we analyze the impact of a broad set of macroeconomic news on stock prices in the United States and Germany. With GARCH specifications we test five hypothe...

The Dynamics of the Term Structure of Interest Rates in the United States in Light of the Financial Crisis of 2007-10

The Dynamics of the Term Structure of Interest Rates in the United States in Light of the Financial Crisis of 2007-10 »

Source: The Dynamics of the Term Structure of Interest Rates in the United States in Light of the Financial Crisis of 2007-10

Volume/Issue: 2011/84

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Rodriguez Waldo , and Carlos Medeiros

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455226047

Keywords: Term structure of interest rates, yield curve, U.S. Treasury security yields, interest rates, macroeconomic variables, treasury securities, inflation, monetary policy, macroeconomic factors, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper assesses the dynamics of the term structure of interest rates in the United States in light of the financial crisis in 2007-10. In particular, this paper assesses the dynamics of the term structure of U....

On the Estimation of Term Structure Models and An Application to the United States

On the Estimation of Term Structure Models and An Application to the United States »

Source: On the Estimation of Term Structure Models and An Application to the United States

Volume/Issue: 2010/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209583

Keywords: Term structure models of interest rates, interest rates, yields on bonds, bond, equation, time series, martingale, covariance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper discusses the estimation of models of the term structure of interest rates. After reviewing the term structure models, specifically the Nelson-Siegel Model and Affine Term- Structure Model, this paper es...

Asset Market Participation, Monetary Policy Rules, and the Great Inflation

Asset Market Participation, Monetary Policy Rules, and the Great Inflation »

Source: Asset Market Participation, Monetary Policy Rules, and the Great Inflation

Volume/Issue: 2006/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florin Bilbiie , and Roland Straub

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864601

Keywords: Passive Monetary Policy, aggregate demand, monetary policy rule, real interest rates, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes,

This paper argues that limited asset market participation is crucial in explaining U.S. macroeconomic performance and monetary policy before the 1980s, and their changes thereafter. We develop an otherwise standard...

Rapid Credit Growth

Rapid Credit Growth »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth : Boon or Boom-Bust?

Volume/Issue: 2011/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922627

Keywords: boom-bust cycles, emerging Asia, capital inflows, credit boom, current account deficits, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Episodes of rapid credit growth, especially credit booms, tend to end abruptly, typically in the form of financial crises. This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive event study focusing on 99 credit booms...

An Assessment of Estimates of Term Structure Models for the United States

An Assessment of Estimates of Term Structure Models for the United States »

Source: An Assessment of Estimates of Term Structure Models for the United States

Volume/Issue: 2011/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Medeiros , and Ying He

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923266

Keywords: Term structure models, term structure of interest rates, yield curves, yields on U.S. Treasury securities, equation, bond, covariance, bonds, equations, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

The paper assesses estimates of term structure models for the United States. To this end, this paper first describes the mathematics underlying two types of term structure models, namely the Nelson-Siegel and Cox,...

U.S. Monetary Shocks and Global Stock Prices

U.S. Monetary Shocks and Global Stock Prices »

Source: U.S. Monetary Shocks and Global Stock Prices

Volume/Issue: 2010/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Laeven , and Hui Tong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210855

Keywords: monetary transmission, financial constraints, asset allocation, financial dependence, stock prices, monetary shocks, stock market, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper studies how U.S. monetary policy affects global stock prices. We find that global stock prices respond strongly to changes in U.S. interest rate policy, with stock prices increasing (decreasing) followin...

Global Housing Cycles

Global Housing Cycles »

Source: Global Housing Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2012/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505672

Keywords: Housing Cycles, Mortgage Markets, mortgage, real estate, housing markets, housing finance, foreclosure, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

Housing cycles and their impact on the financial system and the macroeconomy have become the center of attention following the global financial crisis. This paper documents the characteristics of housing cycles in...

Default, Credit Growth, and Asset Prices

Default, Credit Growth, and Asset Prices »

Source: Default, Credit Growth, and Asset Prices

Volume/Issue: 2006/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): C. Goodhart , Miguel Segoviano Basurto , and Boris Hofmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864830

Keywords: Probability of default, macroeconomic shocks, financial surveillance, banking, bank lending, probability, Econometric Modeling: General, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation

This paper uses a Merton-type estimate of the probability of default (PoD) for the main banks in a sample of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and middle-income countries as a proxy for the frag...