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Intermediary Asset Pricing

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  • Arvind Krishnamurhty

    (Northwestern University)

  • Zhiguo He

    (University of Chicago)

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We study the dynamics of risk premia during crises where financial intermediaries faces constraints on raising equity capital. Risk premia rise when intermediaries' equity capital is scarce. We calibrate the model to match two aspects of crises: the nonlinearity of risk premia during crisis episodes, and the speed of adjustment in risk premia from a crisis back to pre-crisis levels. We quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of several central bank policies. Infusing equity capital into intermediaries is particularly effective because it attacks the capital constraint that is at the root of the crisis in our model.

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  • Arvind Krishnamurhty & Zhiguo He, 2010. "Intermediary Asset Pricing," 2010 Meeting Papers 1327, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. Robin Greenwood & Samuel G. Hanson, 2011. "Issuer Quality and the Credit Cycle," NBER Working Papers 17197, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Matteo Maggiori, 2017. "Financial Intermediation, International Risk Sharing, and Reserve Currencies," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(10), pages 3038-3071, October.
    3. Tobias Adrian & Paolo Colla & Hyun Song Shin, 2013. "Which Financial Frictions? Parsing the Evidence from the Financial Crisis of 2007 to 2009," NBER Macroeconomics Annual, University of Chicago Press, vol. 27(1), pages 159-214.
    4. Arvind Krishnamurthy & Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, 2011. "The Effects of Quantitative Easing on Interest Rates: Channels and Implications for Policy," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 43(2 (Fall)), pages 215-287.
    5. Tobias Adrian & Paolo Colla & Hyun Song Shin, 2012. "Which Financial Frictions? Parsing the Evidence from the Financial Crisis of 2007-9," NBER Working Papers 18335, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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