Kathryn Dominguez, University of Michigan - Stabilising Financial Markets

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  • Melbourne Institute Seminar

Title: Stabilising Financial Markets: Lending and Market Making as a Last Resort
co-authored with Willem Buiter, Stephen Cecchetti and Antonio Sanchez Serrano


Starting with the 2007-2009 crisis and continuing with the Covid-19 pandemic, financial markets have faced a series of adverse liquidity shocks. As a result, central banks expanded their policy frameworks as enhanced lenders of last resort and market makers of last resort. This paper examines the key features of these expanded policy toolkits and how they have been used to protect financial stability. It also describes a set of desirable features of these facilities to maximise effectiveness while minimising risks in the future.

Presenter: Kathryn Dominguez, University of Michigan

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