Macroprudential Policy and Credit Supply
© Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics 2016
Published: 11 January 2016
In this paper we analyze financial crises and the interactions of macroprudential policy and credit. Financial crises are recurrent systemic phenomena, often triggering deep and long-lasting recessions with large reductions in aggregate welfare, output and employment Importantly for policy, systemic financial crises are typically not random events triggered by exogenous events, but they tend to occur after periods of rapid, strong credit growth. Moreover, a credit crunch tends to follow in a financial crisis with negative aggregate real effects Macroprudential policy softens the credit supply cycles, with important positive effects on the aggregate real economy in crisis times.