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Monetary Policy with Endogenous Firm Entry and Sticky Entry Costs

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This paper builds a monetary model where firm entry is endogenous, thereby exposing a new channel for the transmission of monetary policy. Individuals have a choice between consuming or investing in new firms by financing a sunk entry cost. Monetary policy shocks affect the cost-benefit analysis of creating new firms, and generate persistent as well as hump-shaped responses of consumption, investment, output and new firm entry, as observed in the data. These results lie on an endogenous source of inertia and are obtained despite minimal nominal rigidities, as only entry costs are assumed to be sticky.

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  • Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, 2006. "Monetary Policy with Endogenous Firm Entry and Sticky Entry Costs," IHEID Working Papers 09-2006, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; firm entry; sunk entry costs; investment; sticky prices; New Keynesian models.;

    JEL classification:

    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure

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