Credit Market Imperfections and the Heterogeneous Response of Firms to Monetary Shocks
AbstractThis paper assesses the bank-lending channel interpretation of evidence on the heterogeneous response of firms to monetary shocks. To do so, the author develops a quantitative general equilibrium model of the bank-lending channel with imperfect credit markets. The calibrated model's steady state supports a common identification strategy adopted in the literature: small firms are credit constrained and large firms are not. For some parameter values, the model reproduces the cyclical observations viewed as supporting the lending view of the monetary transmission mechanism and for others it does not. The parameter values consistent with the lending view appear to be implausible.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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- Jonas D.M. Fisher, 1998. "Credit market imperfections and the heterogeneous response of firms to monetary shocks," Working Paper Series, Macroeconomic Issues 96-23, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
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