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Endogenous Entry, Banking, and Business Cycle

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  • Carla La Croce

    () (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia)

  • Lorenza Rossi

    () (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia)

Abstract

We consider a DSGE model with flexible prices, monopolistic competitive banks and sticky interest rates, together with endogenous firms exit and entry decisions. We find that economies characterized by endogenous firms dynamics imply higher volatilities of both real and financial variables than those implied by a DSGE with monopolistic banking and a fixed number of firms, in response to both real and financial shocks. The model with endogenous exit, in line with the empirical evidence, implies: i) countercyclical exit; ii) an endogenous countercyclical bank markup and an endogenous countercyclical interest rate spread; iii) a quicker recovery in the aftermath of a financial crisis, when the macroprudential authority implements countercyclical capital requirements (Basel III). This policy is more stabilizing than Basel II as well as than an alternative Taylor rule explicitly targeting capital-to-asset ratio.

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  • Carla La Croce & Lorenza Rossi, 2014. "Endogenous Entry, Banking, and Business Cycle," DEM Working Papers Series 072, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pav:demwpp:demwp0072
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    1. Poutineau, Jean-Christophe & Vermandel, Gauthier, 2015. "Financial frictions and the extensive margin of activity," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(4), pages 525-554.
    2. Lorenza Rossi, 2016. "Productivity Shocks and Uncertainty Shocks in a Model with Endogenous Firms Exit and Inefficient Banks," DEM Working Papers Series 128, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
    3. Lorenza Rossi, 2015. "Endogenous Firms' ?Exit, Inefficient Banks and Business Cycle Dynamics," Working Papers LuissLab 15117, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, LUISS Guido Carli.
    4. Andrea Boitani & Chiara Punzo, 2018. "Banks’ leverage behaviour in a two-agent New Keynesian model," DEM Working Papers Series 150, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
    5. Lorenza Rossi, 2018. "The Overshooting of Firms Destruction, Banks and Productivity Shocks," DEM Working Papers Series 147, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
    6. Etro, Federico, 2016. "Endogenous market structures in the credit market and Ricardian equivalence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 140(C), pages 14-18.

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    Keywords

    firms endogenous exit; bank markup; interest rate spread; macro- prudencial policies; Taylor rule.;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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