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Author(s): Viral V. Acharya, Katharina Bergant, Matteo Crosignani, Tim Eisert, and Fergal J. McCann Date: May 2020 Abstract: We analyze how regulatory constraints on household leverage—in the form of loan-to-income and loan-to-value limits—affect residential mortgage credit and house prices as well as other asset classes not directly targeted by the limits. Supervisory loan level data[…]
Author(s):Juliana Dutra Araujo, Manasa Patnam, Adina Popescu, Fabian Valencia, and Weijia Yao Date:May 22, 2020 Abstract: This paper builds a novel database on the effects of macroprudential policy drawing from 58 empirical studies, comprising over 6,000 results on a wide range of instruments and outcome variables. It encompasses information on statistical significance, standardized magnitudes, and[…]
Author(s): Moritz Schularick, Lucas Ter Steege and Felix Ward Date: May 2020 Abstract: Can central banks defuse rising stability risks in financial booms by leaning against the wind with higher interest rates? This paper studies the state-dependent effects of monetary policy on financial crisis risk. Based on the near-universe of advanced economy financial cycles since[…]
CEPR Discussion Paper: Forward interest rates as predictors of future US and UK spot rates before and after the 2008 financial crisis
Author(s): Michael R. Wickens Date: May 2020 Abstract: A feature of the financial crisis rarely mentioned in the academic literature is that forward interest rates remained persistently higher than future spot rates. Yet according to the expectations hypothesis forward interest rates are unbiased predictors of future spot rates. More general theories attribute the forecast errors[…]
Author(s): Pauline Gandré, Mike Mariathasan, Ouarda Merrouche and Steven Ongena Date: May 2020 Abstract: We investigate regulatory arbitrage during the G20’s global derivatives market reform. We handcollect comprehensive data on the staggered reform process and show that its progress is primarily driven by structural time-invariant factors. Following the reform banks shift up to 70 percent[…]