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Credit Cycles Redux

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  • Cordoba, Juan

    (Rice U)

  • Ripoll, Marla

    (U of Pittsburgh)

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Theoretical studies have shown that under unorthodox assumptions on preference and production technologies, collateral constraints can act as a powerful amplification and propagation mechanism of exogenous shocks. We investigate whether or not this result holds under more standard assumptions. We find that collateral constraints generate a typically small output amplification. Large amplification is a "knife-edge" type of result.

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Paper provided by Rice University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2002-07.

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