Fed paper models new transmission channels of forward guidance

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The ability of households to borrow creates three redistribution mechanisms that amplify the effectiveness of forward guidance in spurring economic activity, researchers from the Federal Reserve find.

In a recent paper, Francesco Ferrante and Matthias Paustian examine the transmission mechanisms of forward guidance on household behaviour. In contrast to other comparable studies, however, the authors examine the effects under a model that allows households to borrow and lend.

“Household debt

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