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Are Credit Shocks Supply or Demand Shocks?

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  • Bijapur, Mohan
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    This paper provides new insights into the relationship between the supply of credit and the macroeconomy. We present evidence that credit shocks constitute shocks to aggregate supply in that they have a permanent effect on output and cause inflation to rise in the short term. Our results also suggest that the effects on aggregate supply have grown stronger in recent decades.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 49005.

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    Date of creation: 21 Jul 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:49005

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    Keywords: Financial crisis; Potential output; Inflation; Credit crunch.;

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