Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93674
Authors: 
Adrian, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 583
Abstract: 
A 2012 paper by Goodhart, Kashyap, Tsomocos, and Vardoulakis (GKTV) proposes a dynamic general equilibrium framework that provides a conceptual - and to some extent quantitative - framework for the analysis of macroprudential policies. The distinguishing feature of GKTV's paper relative to any other on macroprudential policy is its study of a setting with multiple financial frictions that permits the analysis of multiple macroprudential policy tools at the same time. The modeling approach includes various market failures such as incomplete markets with heterogeneous agents, fire-sale externalities, and margin spirals, all of which provide rationales for policies designed to improve welfare. In GKTV's model, liquidity ratios are found to be more efficient preemptive tools than capital ratios or loan-to-value ratios. However, these liquidity ratios need to be relaxed in times of crises in order to reduce adverse effects from fire-sale externalities. It remains to be seen how robust these findings are in alternative, fully dynamic settings. Furthermore, GKTV's approach does not address the tension between micro- and macroprudential objectives, and the timing of the buildup and release of policies is not specified precisely.
Subjects: 
macroprudential policy
microprudential policy
procyclicality
JEL: 
G18
G21
G28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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