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Macro Credit Policy and the Financial Accelerator

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom
  • Timothy S. Fuerst

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This paper studies macro credit policies within the celebrated financial accelerator model of Bernanke, Gertler and Gilchrist (1999). The focus is on borrower-based restrictions on lending such as loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. We find that the efficacy of cyclical taxes on LTV ratios depends upon the nature of the underlying loan contract. If the loan contract contains equity-like features such as indexation to aggregate conditions, then there is little role for cyclical taxation. But if the loan contract is not indexed to aggregate conditions, then there are substantial gains to procyclical taxes on LTV ratios.

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  • Charles T. Carlstrom & Timothy S. Fuerst, 2015. "Macro Credit Policy and the Financial Accelerator," Working Papers (Old Series) 1531, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcwp:1531
    DOI: 10.26509/frbc-wp-201531
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    Keywords

    credit policy; loan-to-value ratios; borrower-based lending restrictions;
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    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination

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