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Liquidity Effects and Cost Channels in Monetary Transmission

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  • Yunus Aksoy

    (Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Birkbeck)

  • Henrique S Basso

    (Uppsala University)

  • Javier Coto Matinez

    (City University)

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We study liquidity effects and cost channels within a model of nominal rigidities and imperfect competition that gives explicit role for money-credit markets and investment decisions. We find that cost channels matter for monetary transmission, amplifying the impact of supply shocks and dampening the effects of demand shocks. Liquidity effects only obtain when the policy is specified by an interest rate policy rule and money-credit conditions are determined endogenously. We also find that determinacy issues are particularly relevant when models include the cost channel and explicit money-credit markets.

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Paper provided by Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics in its series Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 0902.

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  1. Yunus Aksoy & Henrique S. Basso & Javier Coto-Martinez, 2013. "Lending Relationships And Monetary Policy," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 51(1), pages 368-393, 01.
  2. Yunus Aksoy & Henrique S. Basso, 2012. "Liquidity, Term Spreads and Monetary Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 3988, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Yunus Aksoy & Henrique S. Basso & Javier Coto Martinez, 2011. "Investment Cost Channel and Monetary Transmission," Central Bank Review, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, vol. 11(2), pages 1-13.

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