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A descriptive model of banking an aggregate demand

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  • Mierau, Joachim
  • Mink, Mark

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We integrate a banking sector into an accessible macroeconomic framework, which then provides new explanations for developments around the Global Financial Crisis. The analysis shows that growth of banking sector money supply may explain the secular decline in long-term interest rates before the crisis. A new bank funding channel of monetary transmission clarifies why even large increases in central bank policy rates could not reverse this trend. Our analysis challenges the view that monetary policy becomes ineffective in a liquidity trap, and shows that bank recapitalizations are more effective than fiscal expansions in restoring aggregate demand after a banking crisis.
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  • Mierau, Joachim & Mink, Mark, 2016. "A descriptive model of banking an aggregate demand," Research Report 16011-EEF, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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