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The Effects of Monetary Policy on Firm Investment after the Collapse of the Asset Price Bubble: An Investigation Using Japanese Micro Data

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  • Takashi Nagahata

    (Bank of Japan)

  • Toshitaka Sekine

    (Bank of Japan)

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This paper investigates what can be learned about the effects of monetary policy on firm investment after the collapse of the asset price bubble in Japan. By estimating firm investment functions based on corporate panel data, the paper reveals that the monetary easing after the bubble burst worked through the interest rate channel, but not through the credit channel---the credit channel was blocked because of a deterioration in balance-sheet conditions. The paper finds that this deterioration in balance-sheet conditions, especially in bank balance-sheet conditions, hampered investment by smaller non-bond-issuing firms more severely than that by larger bond-issuing firms.

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  • Takashi Nagahata & Toshitaka Sekine, 2002. "The Effects of Monetary Policy on Firm Investment after the Collapse of the Asset Price Bubble: An Investigation Using Japanese Micro Data," Bank of Japan Working Paper Series Research and Statistics D, Bank of Japan.
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    1. Hosono, Kaoru, 2006. "The transmission mechanism of monetary policy in Japan: Evidence from banks' balance sheets," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 380-405, September.
    2. Kazuo Ueda, 2005. "The Bank of Japan's Struggle with the Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates: Exercises in Expectations Management (subsequently published in "International Finance", Summer 2005, Vol. 8," CARF F-Series CARF-F-049, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    3. Kazuo Ueda, 2005. "The Bank of Japan's Struggle with the Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates: Exercises in Expectations Management," International Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 8(2), pages 329-350, August.

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    Keywords

    investment; monetary transmission channels; user cost of capital;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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