Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232068
Authors: 
Beutel, Johannes
Metiu, Norbert
Stockerl, Valentin
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
Bundesbank Discussion Paper No. 05/2021
Abstract: 
We study the effects of central bank communication about financial stability on individuals' expectations and risk-taking. Using a randomized information experiment, we show that communication causally affects individuals' beliefs and investment behavior, consistent with an expectations channel of financial stability communication. Individuals receiving a warning from the central bank expect a higher probability of a financial crisis and reduce their demand for risky assets. This reduction is driven by downward revisions in individuals' expected Sharpe ratios due to lower expected returns and higher perceived downside risks. In addition, these individuals deposit a smaller fraction of their savings at riskier banks.
Subjects: 
central bank communication
financial stability
stock market expectations
randomized information experiment
JEL: 
C11
D12
D83
D91
E58
G11
ISBN: 
978-3-95729-813-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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