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Monetary transmission: empirical evidence from Luxembourg firm-level data

  • Patrick Lünnemann

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  • Thomas Mathä

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This paper investigates the transmission of monetary policy in Luxembourg. It is the first empirical analysis conducted for Luxembourg firm-level data. The results indicate that the sales accelerator may be at work. A very robust result is the negative effect of the user cost of capital on firms' investment ratio. Changes in user cost are significantly affected by changes in the monetary policy indicator. In addition, firm specific balance sheet characteristics, such as the lagged cash stock to capital ratio influence the investment behaviour according to the broad credit channel theory. It is shown that young firms, in particular, are more sensitive to user cost changes, sales growth and the lagged cash to capital ratio.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Luxembourg in its series BCL working papers with number 5.

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Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Publication status: published as Monetary Transmission: Empirical Evidence from Luxembourg Firm-level Data, in I. Angeloni, A. Kashyap and B. Mojon, (eds),.): Monetary Policy Transmission in the Euro Area, Cambridge Univ. Press., 2003, Chapter 12, pp. 212 - -220.
Handle: RePEc:bcl:bclwop:bclwp005
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