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Evaluating the Macroeconomic Effects of Government Support Measures to Financial Institutions in the EU

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  • Jan in 't Veld
  • Werner Roeger

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This paper analysis the macroeconomic effects of government support measures to the financial sector using a microfounded structural model. We simulate a crisis scenario in which the economy is hit by a severe financial shock and is subject to financial market imperfections. We then look at three types of measures: purchases of toxic assets, bank recapitalisation measures and government loan guarantees. State support to banks are found to help propping up the value of banks and reduce the risk premium that had emerged, so supporting corporate investment which had been particularly badly affected in the crisis.

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  • Jan in 't Veld & Werner Roeger, 2012. "Evaluating the Macroeconomic Effects of Government Support Measures to Financial Institutions in the EU," European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 453, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
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    JEL classification:

    • C54 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Quantitative Policy Modeling
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • 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
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus

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