Financial Frictions and Sources of Business Cycle

Author/Editor:

Marzie Taheri Sanjani

Publication Date:

October 23, 2014

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper estimates a New Keynesian DSGE model with an explicit financial intermediary sector. Having measures of financial stress, such as the spread between lending and borrowing, enables the model to capture the impact of the financial crisis in a more direct and efficient way. The model fits US post-war macroeconomic data well, and shows that financial shocks play a greater role in explaining the volatility of macroeconomic variables than marginal efficiency of investment (MEI) shocks.

Series:

Working Paper No. 14/194

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 23, 2014

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498347792/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2014194

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

33

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