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Monetary policy in a world without perfect capital markets

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom
  • Timothy S. Fuerst

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This working paper examines a theoretical model in which an entrepreneur’s net worth affects his ability to finance current activity. Net worth, in turn, is determined by asset prices, which can be affected by monetary policy. In this environment, the central bank plays a welfare-improving role by responding to asset price and technology shocks.

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom & Timothy S. Fuerst, 2001. "Monetary policy in a world without perfect capital markets," Working Paper 0115, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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    1. Helmut Wagner & Wolfram Berger, 2003. "Financial Globalization and Monetary Policy," DNB Staff Reports (discontinued) 95, Netherlands Central Bank.
    2. Rebecca Craigie & Anella Munro, 2010. "Financial sector amplification and credit cycles in New Zealand," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 73, pages 15-34, June.
    3. Dai, Meixing & Sidiropoulos, Moïse, 2002. "Règle du taux d'intérêt optimale, prix des actions et taux d'inflation anticipé : une étude de la stabilité macroéconomique
      [Optimal interest rate rule, asset prices and expected inflation rate : a
      ," MPRA Paper 14401, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2003.
    4. Fonseca, Marcelo Gonçalves da Silva & Pereira, Pedro L. Valls, 2014. "Credit shocks and monetary policy in Brazil: a structural FAVAR approach," Textos para discussão 358, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
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    Monetary policy ; Interest rates;

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