The introductory quotes in combination with the below figure illustrate the relevance of financial stability policy in economic policy making in the 21st century very pointedly: Financial instability in the form of crisis is a very rare ‘black swan’-type of event, but when it occurs it has a devastating effect on financial systems and economies at large. Because of this very rare and usually delayed occurrence of crises, financial stability policy also is subject to a very own political economy dynamic.


Political Economy Monetary Policy Financial System Systemic Risk Financial Stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gundbert Scherf
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  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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