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Assessing the Macroeconomic Effects of LTROs During the Great Recession

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  • Christophe Cahn
  • Julien Matheron
  • Jean-Guillaume Sahuc

    () (EconomiX - UPN - Université Paris Nanterre - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

In response to the 2008–2009 crisis, faced with distressed financial intermediaries, the European Central Bank (ECB) embarked in longer term refinancing operations (LTROs) with full allotment. Using an estimated DSGE model with a frictional banking sector, we find that such liquidity injections have played a key role in averting a major credit crunch. A counterfactual analysis suggests that, absent these nonconventional measures, output, consumption, investment, and the GDP deflator would have been 2.5%, 0.5%, 9.7%, and 0.5% lower on average over 2009, respectively.
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  • Christophe Cahn & Julien Matheron & Jean-Guillaume Sahuc, 2017. "Assessing the Macroeconomic Effects of LTROs During the Great Recession," Post-Print hal-01612698, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01612698
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    1. Anindya Banerjee & Victor Bystrov & Paul Mizen, 2017. "Structural Factor Analysis of Interest Rate Pass Through In Four Large Euro Area Economies," Working Papers in Economics 17/07, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
    2. Joost Bats & Jan Willem van den End & John Thoolen, 2018. "Revisiting the central bank's lender of last resort function," DNB Occasional Studies 1604, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
    3. Hartmann, Philipp & Smets, Frank, 2018. "The first twenty years of the European Central Bank: monetary policy," Working Paper Series 2219, European Central Bank.
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    6. Quint, Dominic & Tristani, Oreste, 2018. "Liquidity provision as a monetary policy tool: The ECB’s non-standard measures after the financial crisis," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 15-34.
    7. Eric Jondeau & Jean-Guillaume Sahuc, 2018. "A General Equilibrium Appraisal of Capital Shortfall," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 18-12, Swiss Finance Institute, revised Feb 2018.

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