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Quantity rationing of credit and the Phillips curve

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Quantity rationing of credit, when some firms are denied loans, has macroeconomic effects not fully captured by measures of borrowing costs. This paper develops a monetary DSGE model with quantity rationing and derives a Phillips curve relation where inflation dynamics depend on excess unemployment, a risk premium and the fraction of firms receiving financing. Excess unemployment is defined as that which arises from disruptions in credit flows. GMM estimates using data from a survey of bank managers confirms the importance of these variables for inflation dynamics.

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  • Waters, George A., 2013. "Quantity rationing of credit and the Phillips curve," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 68-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:37:y:2013:i:c:p:68-80
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmacro.2013.05.007
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    Keywords

    Quantity rationing; Phillips curve; Unemployment; GMM;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers

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