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Should Monetary Policy Prevent Bubbles
Remarks by Charles L. Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Conference Banque de France - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago "Asset Price Bubbles and Monetary Policy" Paris, France
Asset Bubbles: Detecting and Measuring Them Are Not Easy Tasks
Market bubbles are linked to many historic financial crises, but asset price run-ups can reflect both fundamental value changes and psychological contagion. Using historic values of commonly held assets (stocks and real estate), a novel ?exuberance index? offers a way to compare bubbles.
Asset Bubbles and Global Imbalances
What caused the housing boom and bust of the early 2000s? Capital inflows from emerging markets to developed economies can contribute to the formation of bubbles in asset prices. Those bubbles encourage the accumulation of debt, and the deleveraging of that debt exacerbates the decline in economic activity when the bubble bursts.
What Happens When Bubbles Pop?
At the Richmond Fed highlighted research: "Asset Bubbles and Global Imbalances." Toan Phan and Daisuke Ikeda. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, forthcoming.
Bridging Between Policymakers’ and Economists’ Views on Bubbles
Senior economist Gadi Barlevy examines the gap between policymakers and researchers when it comes to asset bubbles. He describes policymakers? key questions about asset bubbles and asks how economic models might be used to shed light on them.