Monetary Policy and Financial Stability


How should monetary policy respond to deteriorating financial conditions? We develop and estimate a dynamic new Keynesian model with financial intermediaries and sticky long-term corporate leverage to show that active response to movements in credit conditions helps to mitigate losses in aggregate consumption and output associated with macro fluctuations. A (credible) monetary policy rule that includes credit spreads is thus welfare-improving, sometimes even obviating the need for explicit inflation targeting.

Presented at: Vanderbilt University*, Society for Economic Dynamics (scheduled)

*denotes presentation by co-author

Sergey Sarkisyan
Sergey Sarkisyan
Ph.D. Candidate in Finance

My research interests include financial intermediation, debt markets, and monetary policy