Financial Stability Risks and Policy Options

15-01-2020

We pay special attention to the different types of financial risk discussed in the public debate: equity, housing, corporate debt, public debt sustainability, and banks and insurance companies’ profits. Our assessment does not point to significant risks in the euro area even if attention should be drawn on some local or specific market segments. Even if monetary policy may not be the most appropriate tool to dampen these risks, the ECB has still some policy options to respond to an economic slowdown. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

We pay special attention to the different types of financial risk discussed in the public debate: equity, housing, corporate debt, public debt sustainability, and banks and insurance companies’ profits. Our assessment does not point to significant risks in the euro area even if attention should be drawn on some local or specific market segments. Even if monetary policy may not be the most appropriate tool to dampen these risks, the ECB has still some policy options to respond to an economic slowdown. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Auteur externe

Christophe BLOT, Jérôme CREEL and Paul HUBERT