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Piotr
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Piotr pursued PhD at the University of Chicago and joined GRAPE to work jointly on inequality.  His main research interests are macroeconomics and monetary economics, in particular macroeconomics with heterogeneous agents, sovereign default and macroeconomic theory





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  • Macroprudential and monetary policy rules in a model with collateral constraints | Gospodarka Narodowa

    We compare welfare and macroeconomic effects of monetary policy and macroprudential policy, in particular targeting loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. We develop a DSGE model with collateral constraints and two types of agents. In this setup, we study seven potential policy rules responding to credit growth and fluctuations in prices of collateral. We show that monetary policy responding to deviations of collateral prices from their steady state value results in the highest level of social welfare. It is also useful in stabilizing output and inflation. Macroprudential policy using LTV ratio as the instrument is dominated in terms of output and inflation stability by the interest rate rules. If interest rate rules are not available, the LTV ratio can be used to improve welfare, but gains are small.

    Piotr
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