Moral hazard in financial markets : Inefficient equilibria and monetary policies
AbstractThis paper presents a moral hazard model of financing in which borrowers adopt two modes of finance, either issuing bonds or applying for bank loans. The bond rate is set by the borrowers, while the loan rate is chosen by a monopolisticbank. Bank finance ameliorates the moral hazard problem by monitoring borrowers. Monetary interventions, which affect real economy through the bank lending channel, are justified on the basis of welfare considerations. When theinformational problem is not severe, monitoring is wasteful and welfare is enhanced through a monetary tightening. When the moral hazard problem is severe, monitoring is useful and welfare is increased by a monetary expansion.
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- Alessandro Fedele, 2006. "Moral Hazard in Financial Markets: Inefficient Equilibria and Monetary Policies," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 96(5), pages 111-134, September.
- FEDELE, Alessandro, 2005. "Moral hazard in financial markets Inefficient equilibria and monetary policies," CORE Discussion Papers 2005019, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
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