Claudia Buch: Policy evaluation - assessing the effects of post-crisis financial sector reforms

Keynote by Prof Claudia Buch, Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, prepared for the workshop "Women in Macro, Finance, and Economic History", DIW Berlin, Berlin, 17 June 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
18 June 2019

The global financial crisis has been a watershed for the global economy. Its implications for growth, distribution, and public finances have been severe. Structural changes have affected both the real economy and the financial sector. Reforms of the financial regulatory system have not only been a consequence, but also a driver of these trends. The G20 countries undertook an internationally coordinated overhaul of the financial regulatory landscape. It has been the broad objective of these reforms to reduce the probability and impact of future financial crises.

The crisis has particularly challenged the perception that the stability of individual institutions automatically guarantees the stability of the entire financial system. Macroprudential now complements microprudential supervision. The purpose of macroprudential policy is to ensure that the financial system can perform its role for the real economy, even in times of crises or distress.