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Estimating Contract Indexation in a Financial Accelerator Model

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

  • Timothy S. Fuerst

    () (University of Notre Dame
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

  • Alberto Ortiz

    () (Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos
    EGADE Business School)

  • Matthias Paustian

    () (Bank of England)

Abstract

This paper addresses the positive implications of indexing risky debt to observable aggregate conditions. These issues are pursued within the context of the celebrated financial accelerator model of Bernanke, Gertler and Gilchrist (1999). The principle conclusions include: (1) the estimated level of indexation is significant, (2) the business cycle properties of the model are significantly affected by this degree of indexation, (3) the importance of investment shocks in the business cycle depends upon the estimated level of indexation, and (4) although the data prefers the financial model with indexation over the frictionless model, they have remarkably similar business cycle properties for non-financial exogenous shocks.

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom & Timothy S. Fuerst & Alberto Ortiz & Matthias Paustian, 2013. "Estimating Contract Indexation in a Financial Accelerator Model," Documentos de Investigación - Research Papers 10, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, CEMLA.
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    Keywords

    Agency costs; financial accelerator; business cycles.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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