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The overshooting of firms’ destruction, banks and productivity shocks

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Using U.S. quarterly data, we show that in response to a positive productivity shock: (i) firms’ creation increases (ii) firms’ destruction reduces at impact, then overshoots its long-run level, peaking almost four years later above its steady-state (iii) banks’ markup reduces. To address these three facts, we provide an NK-DSGE model where firm dynamics are endogenous, the banking sector is monopolistic competitive, and defaulting firms do not repay loans to banks. We show that the interaction between firms and banks is key to replicate the empirical evidence. Contrary to conventional wisdom, in the baseline model, the effects of the shock are dampened with respect to a model without banks.

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  • Rossi, Lorenza, 2019. "The overshooting of firms’ destruction, banks and productivity shocks," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 136-155.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:113:y:2019:i:c:p:136-155
    DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.01.001
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    Keywords

    Firms’ creation; Firms’ destruction; Monopolistic banks; Countercyclical banks’ markup; Productivity shocks; Overshooting of firms’ destruction; BVAR;
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • 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
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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