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On Liquidity Shocks and Asset Prices


  • Pablo A. Guerron-Quintana

    (Boston College and Espol)

  • Ryo Jinnai

    (Hitotsubashi University)


In models of financial frictions, stock market booms tend to follow adverse liquidity shocks. This finding is clearly at odds with the data. We demonstrate that this counterfactual result is specific to real business cycle models with exogenous growth. Once we allow for both endogenous productivity and growth, this puzzling price dynamics easily disappear. Intuitively, the gloomy economic-growth outlook following the adverse liquidity shocks generates a predictable and negative long-run component in dividend growth, leading to the collapse of equity prices.

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  • Pablo A. Guerron-Quintana & Ryo Jinnai, 2019. "On Liquidity Shocks and Asset Prices," Bank of Japan Working Paper Series 19-E-4, Bank of Japan.
  • Handle: RePEc:boj:bojwps:wp19e04

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