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Credit frictions and consumption dynamics in an open economy

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This paper incorporates a collateral constraint and a banking sector into the New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model. With the presence of credit frictions and interest rate rigidity, we examine the dynamics between housing prices, housing consumption and interest rates in response to policy shocks and exchange rate shocks. Unanticipated monetary contraction and currency depreciation decrease collateral-constrained households' housing consumption in accordance with lower home prices, less availability of domestic borrowing and lower lending rates. Compared to a closed economy, policy shocks have larger spillover effects on housing consumption in an open economy since the availability of foreign borrowing magnifies the impact of declining housing prices.

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  • Chu, Shiou-Yen, 2013. "Credit frictions and consumption dynamics in an open economy," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 250-260.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:27:y:2013:i:c:p:250-260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2012.10.005
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    1. Ma, Yong, 2014. "Monetary policy based on nonlinear quantity rule: Evidence from China," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 89-104.

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    Keywords

    Financial accelerator; Interest rate rigidity; Collateral constraint;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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