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Regulation and financial innovation

a speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's 2007 Financial Markets Conference, Sea Island, Georgia (via satellite)
Speech , Paper 286

Conference Paper
Balancing growth with equity: the view from development

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Journal Article
Financial market imperfections and macroeconomics: conference summary

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco?s annual macroeconomics conference focused this year on the theme ?Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomics.? Conference papers> explored the empirical and theoretical performance of the U.S. and international economies before, during, and after a financial crisis. Financial crises are typically associated with severe economic downturns, but monetary policy can help to offset some of these effects. The unconventional monetary policies pursued by many central banks after the most recent crisis may have helped prevent it from becoming much ...
FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
Maintaining stability in a changing financial system: some lessons relearned again?

Over the past three decades, we have experienced an increased number of financial crises in many countries around the world. These crises have taken place in many different parts of the financial system, including: banking and payments systems, housing finance systems, securities markets, and currency markets. Central banks and other authorities charged with maintaining financial stability have drawn important lessons from each of these crises and have instituted regulatory and policy changes that have helped strengthen the financial system in the wake of these crises. ; Despite our best ...
Economic Review , Volume 93 , Issue Q I , Pages 5-16

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Market responses to economic stress

Presentation to the Little Rock Downtown Rotary Club, Little Rock - Nov. 20, 2001
Speech , Paper 53

Working Paper
The international transmission of financial shocks: the case of Japan

One of the more dramatic financial events of the late 1980s and early 1990s was the surge in Japanese stock prices that was immediately followed by a very sharp decline of more than 50 percent. While the unprecedented fluctuations in Japanese stock prices were domestic financial shocks, the unique institutional characteristics of the Japanese economy produce a framework that is particularly suited to transmit shocks to other countries through the behavior of the Japanese banking system. ; The large size of Japanese bank lending operations in the United States enables us to use U.S. banking ...
Working Papers , Paper 96-1

Conference Paper
Why is financial stability a goal of public policy?

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Conference Paper
Expectations of risk and return among household investors: Are their Sharpe ratios countercyclical?

Data obtained from special questions on the Michigan Survey of Consumer Attitudes are used to analyze stock market beliefs and portfolio choices of household investors. We find that expected risk and return are strongly influenced by economic prospects. When investors believe macroeconomic conditions are more expansionary, they tend to expect both higher returns and lower volatility. This implies that household Sharpe ratios are procyclical, which is inconsistent with the view that stock market returns should compensate investors for exposure to macroeconomic risks. The finding of procyclical ...
Proceedings , Issue Jan

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Tests of the market's reaction to federal funds rate target changes

In this article, Daniel L. Thornton tests several hypotheses about the market's reactions to changes in the Federal Reserve's federal funds rate target. Thornton finds that short-term rates and long-term rates responded differently to funds rate target changes when target changes were accompanied by a change in the discount rate. He presents evidence that the smaller response of long-term rates (in these instances) is due to the market revising its inflation outlook when the target is changed. Thornton finds no evidence that the size of the market's response varies with the size of the target ...
Review , Issue Nov , Pages 25-36

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