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Credit Crunches and Credit Allocation in a Model of Entrepreneurship

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  • Mariacristina De Nardi

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

  • Marco Cagetti

    (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

  • Marco Bassetto

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

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We study the effects of credit shocks in a model with heterogeneous entrepreneurs, financing constraints, and a realistic firm size distribution. As entrepreneurial firms can grow only slowly in this set-up, we show that, by reducing entrepreneurial firm size, negative shocks have a very persistent effect on real activity.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2011 Meeting Papers with number 262.

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Cited by:
  1. Jonathan E. Goldberg, 2013. "Credit-crunch dynamics with uninsured investment risk," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-31, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  2. Jonathan E. Goldberg, 2013. "Credit-crunch dynamics with uninsured investment risk," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-47, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).

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