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Safeguarding Financial Stability
			: Theory and Practice

Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice »

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064409.071

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

How is finance related to economic processes, and why should it be viewed as a public good requiring policy action? This book provides an answer. The book develops a practical framework for safeguarding financial s...

1 Introduction and Summary

1 Introduction and Summary »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

The objective of this book is to develop and present a framework for safeguarding financial stability. Part I reviews important logical foundations that show how the process of finance is relate...

2 Money, Finance, and the Economic System

2 Money, Finance, and the Economic System »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

The examination of financial-stability issues requires considering the characteristics of finance that distinguish it from other important economic processes such as production, exchange, and savings and inv...

3 Public Policy Aspects of Finance

3 Public Policy Aspects of Finance »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

As examined in previous sections—based solely on the observation that finance intrinsically embodies uncertainty about human trust—finance can have both positive (or efficiency-enhancing) and negative effect...

4 Efficiency and Stability

4 Efficiency and Stability »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

This chapter distinguishes briefly between the concepts of efficiency and stability. It then discusses three situations that help put observed financial dynamics into perspective. Econo...

5 Defining Financial Stability

5 Defining Financial Stability »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

This chapter proposes a definition of financial-system stability that has practical and operational relevance and that encompasses many of the relevant features of the existing policy literature....

6 A Framework for Financial Stability

6 A Framework for Financial Stability »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

The framework developed in this chapter seeks to integrate the analytical and policy elements of financial stability, building on the characteristics of finance and the definition of financial stability deve...

7 The Role of Central Banks in Ensuring Financial Stability

7 The Role of Central Banks in Ensuring Financial Stability »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

This chapter 76 addresses three questions: Do central banks have a natural role in ensuring financial stability?...

8 Challenges Posed by the Globalization of Finance and Risk

8 Challenges Posed by the Globalization of Finance and Risk »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

While it is reasonable to presume that the structural financial changes that occurred in international markets since the mid- to late 1970s have been beneficial overall, it would be complacent to ignore, and...

9 Systemic Challenges Posed by Greater Reliance on Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets

9 Systemic Challenges Posed by Greater Reliance on Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

Rapid growth, development, and widespread use of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets have accompanied the modernization of commercial and investment banking and the globalization of finance. Both mode...