Working Papers


  • 3-March-2016

    English

    Monetary policy and inequality

    This paper analyses two-way interactions between monetary policy and inequality in selected advanced economies. In the context of a highly accommodative monetary stance over recent years, the analysis focuses on the effects of monetary policy on inequality over the business cycle via its impacts on returns on assets, the cost of debt servicing and asset prices.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Policies to tame the housing cycle in Switzerland

    High house prices are being supported by very low interest rates, immigration-fuelled population growth and smaller family units, while demand is being bolstered by mortgage interest tax deductibility and institutional investors.

  • 10-February-2016

    English

    Household debt in OECD countries: stylised facts and policy issues

    This paper offers an overview of developments in household debt over the past decades across a large sample of OECD countries, highlighting both common trends and country specificities. It examines the vulnerabilities associated with high household debt for households, the financial system and the wider economy.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Enhancing the financing of the real economy and financial stability in the United Kingdom

    The banking sector in the United Kingdom (UK) was deeply affected by the crisis. Bank credit has collapsed reflecting both weak demand and tighter supply. New prudential requirements have improved the resilience of the banking sector and a number of measures were taken to support credit supply.

  • 22-July-2015

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    Restoring the financial sector and corporate deleveraging in Slovenia

    Excessive credit growth, poor risk assessment and lax lending standards in the run up to the 2008 global crisis led to unsustainable debt build-up in banks and related corporates.

  • 22-July-2015

    English

    Luxembourg - addressing new challenges in a major financial sector

    Over the last two and a half decades, Luxembourg’s financial sector emerged as a leading international hub for asset management and investment funds and became a key contributor to growth.

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