Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94218
Authors: 
Quint, Dominic
Rabanal, Pau
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Business & Economics: Economics 2014/5
Abstract: 
In this paper, we study the optimal mix of monetary and macroprudential policies in an estimated two-country model of the euro area. The model includes real, nominal and ?nancial frictions, and hence both monetary and macroprudential policy can play a role. We ?nd that the introduction of a macroprudential rule would help in reducing macroeconomic volatility, improve welfare, and partially substitute for the lack of national monetary policies. Macroprudential policy would always increase the welfare of savers, but their e¤ects on borrowers depend on the shock that hits the economy. In particular, macroprudential policy may entail welfare costs for borrowers under technology shocks, by increasing the countercyclical behavior of lending spreads.
Subjects: 
Monetary Policy
EMU
Basel III
Financial Frictions
JEL: 
C51
E44
E52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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