Economic Memos provide insight into the analysis work being performed by Danmarks Nationalbank’s employees. For example, Economic Memos contain background analyses and method descriptions. Economic Memos are primarily targeted at people who already have a knowledge of economic and financial analyses.

Financial stability and financial risks

Evaluating the macroprudential stance in a growth-at-risk framework

The ultimate objective of macroprudential policy is to contribute to financial stability by curbing the build-up of systemic risks and alleviating negative outcomes for the economy should risks materialize . Measuring and communicating whether policy goals are achieved is challenging, as financial crises are rare and risks are often only measurable in case they materialize. The memo outlines how growth-at-risk can be used to illustrate the objectives of macroprudential policy.