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Competition among banks and the pass-through of monetary policy

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  • Güntner, Jochen H.F.

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This paper introduces monopolistically competitive financial intermediaries into the New Keynesian DSGE setting. Modelling bank market power explicitly contributes to understanding two empirical facts: (i) The short-run transmission of changes in money market rates to bank retail rates is far from complete and heterogeneous. (ii) Stiffer competition among commercial banks implies that loan rates correlate more tightly with the policy rate. In my model, the degree of monopolistic competition in the banking sector has a sizeable impact on the pass-through of changes in the policy rate. In particular, a more competitive market for bank credit amplifies the efficiency of monetary policy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 1891-1901

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:4:p:1891-1901

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Keywords: Monopolistically competitive banks Collateral External finance premium Inside money premium;

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Cited by:
  1. Ansgar Belke & Joscha Beckmann & Florian Verheyen, 2012. "Interest Rate Pass-through in the EMU: New Evidence from Nonlinear Cointegration Techniques for Fully Harmonized Data," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1223, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  2. Drumond, Inês & Jorge, José, 2013. "Loan interest rates under risk-based capital requirements: The impact of banking market structure," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 602-607.
  3. Jochen H. F. Güntner, 2009. "Competition among banks and the pass-through of monetary policy," FEMM Working Papers 09035, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management.

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