Program: Monetary

Central Banks and Climate Change

| 21 February 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Change, Credit Risk, Governing Finance
Central banks must supplement their risk processes to reflect climate risks. This is neither a conflict of objectives nor an overburdening of their mandate, but a fiduciary duty. ... continue reading

A European Anti–Money Laundering Supervisor: From Vision to Legislation

and | 10 February 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: AML, Financial Supervision, Governing Finance
The European Union is moving toward implementing a policy to strengthen anti–money laundering (AML) supervision across its Single Market, namely enforcing requirements on banks and other firms to ensure they do not facilitate transactions involving proceeds from illegal activities. The European Commission, in charge of ... continue reading

Should Monetary Policy Take Inequality and Climate Change into Account?

| 24 January 2020
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Climate Change, Governing Finance, Inequality
Should central banks take more account of ethical issues, notably the impact of monetary policy actions on the distribution of income and wealth and on efforts to combat climate change, in the design and implementation of the wider monetary policy toolkit they have been using ... continue reading

Shifting Gears: Integrating Climate Risks in Monetary Policy Operations

| 20 January 2020
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Asset Purchases, Central Banks, Climate risk, Collateral framework, Credit Risk
The assets central banks purchase and accept as collateral are at the core of monetary policy implementation. Risk considerations play a crucial role in the selection of these assets: central banks seek to limit their holdings and eligible collateral to assets that minimize their risk ... continue reading

Legitimacy Challenges to Central Banks: Sketching a Way Forward

| 19 January 2020
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Governing Finance
Delegation to independent agencies (IAs) can reap real benefits for policy making. In the case of monetary policy, it shores up the credibility of the central bank. However, it is generally accepted that the discretion of IAs needs to be constrained to ensure their legitimacy. This ... continue reading