Financial frictions, capital reallocation, and aggregate fluctuations
AbstractWe address an important business cycle fact, i.e., the amplified and hump-shaped responses of output to productivity shocks, in a dynamic general equilibrium model with financial frictions. Models with financial frictions in the current literature have either the amplification mechanism or the propagation mechanism. Our model shows that the dynamic interaction of borrowing constraints, endogenous capital accumulation, and capital reallocation among agents with different productivity constitutes a mechanism through which the effects of productivity shock on aggregate output are amplified and propagated, more in line with the empirical evidence than other related models in the literature.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
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- von Hagen, Jürgen & Zhang, Haiping, 2006. "Financial frictions, capital reallocation, and aggregate fluctuations," ZEI Working Papers B 03-2006, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
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