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Debt, equity and the Equity price puzzle

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  • Finocchiaro, Daria

    (Research Department, Central Bank of Sweden)

  • Mendicino, Caterina

    (Monetary Policy Research)

Abstract

We show that in a model with equity and debt financing, the specfication of the borrowing constraint is crucial to generate empirically plausible responses of macro variables and asset prices to financial shocks. The interaction between financial frictions and labor demand, as in Jermann and Quadrini (2012), is key to the result. A collateral constraint a la Kiyotaki and Moore (1997) augmented with a working capital assumption generates similar results on impact.

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  • Finocchiaro, Daria & Mendicino, Caterina, 2015. "Debt, equity and the Equity price puzzle," Working Paper Series 314, Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden).
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:rbnkwp:0314
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    Keywords

    liquidity shocks; collateral constraints; stock prices; comovement;
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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