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The impact of corporate risk management on monetary policy transmission: some empirical evidence

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Quite an impressive amount of recent academic research focuses on the idea that financial factors may cause or reinforce real fluctuations. In these models, it is typically a monetary policy shock that serves to lower the value of an asset which is used to secure a firm's borrowing, thereby generating broad credit channel effects of monetary transmission. We empirically investigate the impact of corporate risk management strategies on this specific transmission channel by using the seminal paper of Gertler and Gilchrist (1994) as a benchmark. A potentially important impact of corporate hedging is suggested by corporate finance models that generate hedge incentives by introducing asymmetric information into the credit markets, the assumption at the very heart of the available theories of a broad credit channel. The advent of liquid US interest rate derivatives markets in the mid-1970s should, therefore, serve as something like a turning point in the history of US monetary transmission. Credit channel effects should have been in operation prior to the introduction of these markets, while any such effect should have tended to vanish afterwards. In addition, we should be able to detect marked differences in the behaviour of small and large firms up to the 1970s in contrast to a broadly identical behaviour on the part of these firms in the period thereafter.

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  • Ingo Fender, 2000. "The impact of corporate risk management on monetary policy transmission: some empirical evidence," BIS Working Papers 95, Bank for International Settlements.
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    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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