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Methods of policy accommodation at the interest-rate lower bound

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

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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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Financial stability

?Financial Stability? is a speech given by the author at the Council of State Governments, Southern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4, 2002.
Review , Volume 84 , Issue Sep , Pages 1-8

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The Term Securities Lending Facility: origin, design, and effects

The Federal Reserve launched the Term Securities Lending Facility (TSLF) in 2008 to promote liquidity in the funding markets and improve the operation of the broader financial markets. The facility increases the ability of dealers to obtain cash in the private market by enabling them to pledge securities temporarily as collateral for Treasuries, which are relatively easy to finance. The TSLF thus reduces the need for dealers to sell assets into illiquid markets as well as lessens the likelihood of a loss of confidence among lenders.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 15 , Issue Feb

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The dog and the frisbee

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

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Maintaining financial stability in a global economy; overview

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

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Rethinking financial regulation

In recent years, revolutionary changes in financial markets, combined with incidents such as Barings and Daiwa, have revived concerns about the adequacy of financial regulation. Historically, financial regulatory policy has been driven by the view that to maintain the health of the financial system you must maintain the health of individual institutions.> In light of ongoing changes in financial markets, however, extending the traditional approach to financial market regulation may not work. Extending the traditional approach may be too costly and difficult, especially for large, globally ...
Economic Review , Volume 81 , Issue Q II , Pages 5-13

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Has financial development made the world riskier?

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole , Issue Aug , Pages 313-369

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