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The Bank of Russia: Modeling Parameters of Financial Sustainability in Low-growth and High-volatility Environment

Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Russia

ISBN: 978-1-78973-266-5, eISBN: 978-1-78973-265-8

Publication date: 23 May 2019

Abstract

The chapter contains a methodology for formalized evaluation of the role of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia) in ensuring monetary and financial sustainability with the help of the monetary policy transmission mechanism and its inflation target regime. The significance of the research of the Bank of Russia operations to ensure financial sustainability is due to a number of circumstances: the uniqueness of the Bank of Russia that appeared only 27 years ago and experienced several devastating events related to the 1998 financial crisis, the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, and the stagnation of the Russian economy in 2014–2016, as well as high volatility of world prices for Russian commodity exports and the latest contra-Russian sanctions that significantly affected the volatility of the Russian ruble. Taking into account all the above, the issue of the Bank of Russia’s effective activities in the long run is aggravated by the fact that there are still more open questions than proven relationships of causes and effects regarding the potential of specific monetary policy instruments in the context of low-growth and high-volatility environment. The modeling of the Bank of Russia strategic and operational targets has been based on the parameters’ dependencies presented by the money (credit) multiplier in the interpretation of G. Schinasi (2006) and on the instability of stable economy hypothesis of H. Minsky (2008). As a result, there have been established the marginal levels of definite indicators of the banking system performance that could allow the Bank of Russia to ensure financial sustainability in the low-growth and high-volatility environment.

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Pilipenko, Z.A. (2019), "The Bank of Russia: Modeling Parameters of Financial Sustainability in Low-growth and High-volatility Environment ", Sergi, B.S. (Ed.) Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Russia, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 29-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-265-820191002

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