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The time-varying cost channel of monetary transmission

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  • Tillmann, Peter

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This paper studies the time-varying role of the cost channel of monetary transmission, i.e. the supply-side effect of monetary policy based on firms' costs of holding working capital. For that purpose, we provide rolling-window estimates of an augmented New Keynesian Phillips curve and show that the cost channel exhibits important time-varying dynamics. We find, as a general pattern, that the cost channel was most important in the pre-Volcker period and less important in the Volcker-Greenspan era. Recently, however, the cost channel regained importance. Since the cost channel is based on the transmission of policy impulses through bank lending, it is likely that the time-varying cost channel reflects the cyclical nature of financial frictions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Money and Finance.

Volume (Year): 28 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (October)
Pages: 941-953

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:28:y:2009:i:6:p:941-953

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Keywords: Cost channel Monetary transmission Inflation dynamics New Keynesian Phillips curve Rolling-window GMM Financial frictions;

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  1. Faiz ur, rehman & Wasim, shahid malik, 2010. "A structural VAR (SVAR) approach to cost channel of monetary policy," MPRA Paper 32349, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 09 Feb 2011.
  2. Malikane, Christopher, 2012. "Inflation dynamics and the cost channel in emerging markets," MPRA Paper 42688, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Olivero, María Pía & Li, Yuan & Jeon, Bang Nam, 2011. "Consolidation in banking and the lending channel of monetary transmission: Evidence from Asia and Latin America," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 1034-1054, October.
  4. Jochen Michaelis, 2012. "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Currency Union: The Role of the Cost Channel," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201203, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).

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