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New Findings on Firm Investment and Monetary Policy Transmission in the Euro Area

  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain

    ()

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Andrea Generale

    (Banca d´Italia - Banca d´Italia)

  • Ignacio Hernando

    (Bank of Spain - Bank of Spain)

  • Philip Vermeulen

    (ECB - European Central Bank - European Central Bank)

  • Ulf Von Kalckreuth

    (Bundesbank - Bundesbank)

In this paper we present comparable results on the determinants of firms' investment and their link to monetary policy. The results have been obtained by the Eurosystem Monetary Transmission Network. This network has produced a series of papers in which the use of micro data permits estimating and quantifying the relevance of two channels of monetary policy transmission: the nterest rate and the broad credit channel. The research findings provide evidence of an operative interest rate channel in all countries examined. Moreover, the results indicate that variables which proxy firms' financial conditions play a role. Firms characterised by weaker balance sheetsshow higher liquidity sensitivity.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2003, 19, 1, 1-11
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