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Do bank-based financial systems reduce macroeconomic volatility by smoothing interest rates?

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This paper investigates the business cycle implications of limited pass-through from market interest rates to retail interest rates based on a calibrated sticky price model. The main result of the paper is that limited interest rate pass-through reduces output volatility to a modest extent as long as the pass-through is complete at least in the long-run. Larger volatility reductions are obtained if the long-run pass-through is incomplete. However, in this case output volatility is reduced at the cost of higher inflation volatility.

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  • Scharler, Johann, 2008. "Do bank-based financial systems reduce macroeconomic volatility by smoothing interest rates?," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 1207-1221, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:1207-1221
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