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Do bank-based financial systems reduce macroeconomic volatility by smoothing interest rates?

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  • Scharler, Johann

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This paper investigates the business cycle implications of limited pass-through from market interest rates to retail interest rates based on a calibrated sticky price model. The main result of the paper is that limited interest rate pass-through reduces output volatility to a modest extent as long as the pass-through is complete at least in the long-run. Larger volatility reductions are obtained if the long-run pass-through is incomplete. However, in this case output volatility is reduced at the cost of higher inflation volatility.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 1207-1221

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:1207-1221

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  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," ROME Working Papers 201203, ROME Network.
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  3. Ciccarone, Giuseppe & Giuli, Francesco & Liberati, Danilo, 2014. "Incomplete interest rate pass-through under credit and labor market frictions," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 645-657.
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