At its meeting on 1 August 2013, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed to provide state-contingent forward guidance concerning the future conduct of monetary policy. The aim was to provide more information to help financial markets, households and businesses understand the conditions under which the current stance of monetary policy would be maintained.
Forward guidance in the UK
Spencer Dale, James Talbot, 13 September 2013
Tapering talk: The impact of expectations of reduced Federal Reserve security purchases on emerging markets
Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta, 19 December 2013
In May 2013, Federal Reserve officials first began to talk of the possibility of the US central bank tapering its securities purchases from $85 billion a month to something lower. A milestone to which many observers point is 22 May 2013, when Chairman Bernanke raised the possibility of tapering in his testimony to Congress.
Monetary policy will never be the same
Olivier Blanchard, 27 November 2013
Two weeks ago, the IMF organized a major research conference, in honour of Stanley Fischer, on lessons from the crisis. Here is my take. I shall focus on what I see as the lessons for monetary policy, but before I do this, let me mention two other important conclusions.
Economic uncertainty and the effectiveness of monetary policy
Knut Are Aastveit, Gisle James Natvik, Sergio Sola, 19 October 2013
Since the onset of the “Great recession”, economists have struggled to explain why the recovery has been so slow, despite the many policy measures that have been passed to re-invigorate economic activity. One candidate explanation that several have pointed to, for instance Baker, Bloom, Davis and Van Reenen (2012), is economic uncertainty.
The impact of liquidity regulation on monetary-policy implementation
Clemens Bonner, Sylvester Eijffinger, 14 October 2013
In response to the recent financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has drafted a new regulatory framework (henceforth Basel III) with the aim to achieve a more robust banking system. While it also tightens the existing requirements for capital, the proposal stands out as it is the first to attempt harmonised liquidity regulation across the globe.
International cooperation and central banks
Harold James, 8 October 2013
Tackling the aftermath of a major financial crisis, the origins of which lie in ‘global imbalances’ and whose transmission mechanisms are cross-national, seems prima facie to demand more substantial and institutionalised cooperation. However, in the five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, visions of what central banks can and should do have changed profoundly.
Unconventional monetary policies revisited (Part II)
Biagio Bossone, 5 October 2013
Unconventional monetary policies: From quantitative easing to debt monetisation
Unconventional monetary policies revisited (Part I)
Biagio Bossone, 4 October 2013
The 2007 financial crisis and the following economic slump led central banks in advanced economies to undertake unconventional monetary policies.1 The crisis evolution, especially in debt-ridden European nations, and the limits of the unconventional approaches adopted, triggered proposals for new heterodox responses.
Independent monetary policies, synchronised outcomes
Espen Henriksen, Finn Kydland, Roman Šustek, 2 October 2013
The recession in the Eurozone has given new life to optimal-currency-area thinking. The argument goes that the disadvantages of a single currency come from the loss of flexibility and ability to use monetary policy to respond to “asymmetric shocks” (Krugman and Obstfeld 2009).
Is there a dilemma with the Trilemma?
Michael W Klein, Jay C. Shambaugh , 27 September 2013
In the Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability, the chapter “Capital Mobility and Exchange Rate Regimes” begins “Forced to state all the insights of international macroeconomics while standing on one leg, one could do worse than raise a foot off the ground and say something like:
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