Fed’s QE contributed to increased risk-taking by lenders – research

Federal Reserve

The asset purchase programme implemented by the US Federal Reserve after the financial crisis contributed to higher risk-taking among real estate investment trusts, says research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

In Unconventional monetary policy and risk-taking: evidence from agency mortgage Reits, Scott Frame and Eva Steiner analyse how unconventional monetary policies affected the activities of agency mortgage real estate investment trusts (Reits).

In their study, the

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