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Assessing the macroeconomic effects of LTROS

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In response to the 2008-2009 crisis, faced with distressed financial intermediaries, the ECB embarked in long-term refinancing operations (LTROs). Using an estimated DSGE model with a frictional banking sector, we find that such liquidity injections can have large macroeconomic effects, with multipliers up to 0.5. However, the latter depend in an important way on how standard monetary policy is adjusted in conjunction with these non-standard measures. We find that the effects are larger when the separation principle is breached, that is to say when we force monetary policy not to react to the stimulative effects of LTROs.

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  • C. Cahn & J. Matheron & J-G. Sahuc, 2014. "Assessing the macroeconomic effects of LTROS," Working papers 528, Banque de France.
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    1. Sahuc, Jean-Guillaume, 2016. "The ECB’s asset purchase programme: A model-based evaluation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 145(C), pages 136-140.
    2. C. Cahn & J. Matheron, 2017. "How the Eurosystem’s enhanced credit support policy contributed to averting a severe credit crunch in 2009," Rue de la Banque, Banque de France, issue 40, march..
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    7. Pietrunti, Mario, 2017. "Financial frictions and the real economy," ESRB Working Paper Series 41, European Systemic Risk Board.
    8. Bignon, V. & Boissay, F. & Cahn, C. & Harpedanne De Belleville, L-M, 2016. "Les créances privées davantage éligibles au refinancement de l’Eurosystème Conséquences sur l’offre de crédit," Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 206, pages 19-28.
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    Financial frictions; unconventional monetary policy; long-term refinancing operations; DSGE model.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • 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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