Finance Research Seminar: “The Risk Management Approach to Macro-Prudential Policy” by Simone MANGANELLI – European Central Bank

Speaker: Simone MANGANELLI – Head of Financial Research at European Central Bank (ECB)
A joint work with Sulkhan Chavleishvili, Robert F. Engle, Stephan Fahr, Manfred Kremer and Bernd Schwaab

Date and Location – Thursday February 25th 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00 on Zoom


Macro-prudential authorities need to assess medium-term downside risks to the real economy, caused by severe financial shocks. Before activating policy measures, they also need to con-sider their short-term negative impact. This gives rise to a risk management problem, an inter-temporal trade-off between expected growth and downside risks. Predictive distributions are estimated with structural quantile vector autoregressive models that relate economic growth to measures of financial stress and the financial cycle. An empirical study with euro area and U.S. data shows how to construct indicators of macro-prudential policy stance and to assess when interventions may be beneficial.

KEYWORDS: Growth-at-risk, stress testing, quantile vector autoregression, financial conditions, macro-prudential policy.

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