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Uncertainty shocks and firm dynamics : Search and monitoring in the credit market

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  • Brand, Thomas
  • Isoré, Marlène
  • Tripier, Fabien

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We develop a business cycle model with gross flows of firm creation and destruction.The credit market is characterized by two frictions. First,entrepreneurs undergo a costly search for intermediate funding to create a firm. Second, upon a match, a costlystate-verification contract is set up. When defaults occurs, banks monitor firms, seize their assets, and a fraction of financial relationships are severed. The model is estimated using Bayesian methods for the U.S. economy. Among other shocks, uncertainty in productivity turns out to be a major contributor to both macro-financial aggregates and firm dynamics.

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  • Brand, Thomas & Isoré, Marlène & Tripier, Fabien, 2017. "Uncertainty shocks and firm dynamics : Search and monitoring in the credit market," Research Discussion Papers 34/2017, Bank of Finland.
  • Handle: RePEc:bof:bofrdp:2017_034
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    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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