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Corporate Finance and Monetary Policy

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  • Randall Wright

    (University of Wisconsin)

  • Cathy Zhang

    (Purdue University)

  • Guillaume Rocheteau

    (University of California, Irvine)

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This paper provides a theory of external and internal finance where entrepreneurs finance random investment opportunities with fiat money, bank liabilities, or trade credit. Loans are distributed in an over-the-counter credit market where the terms of the loan contract, including size, rate, and down payment, are negotiated in a decentralized fashion subject to pledgeability constraints. The model has implications for the cross-sectional distribution of corporate loan rates and loan sizes, interest rate pass-through, and the transmission of monetary policy (described either as money growth or open market operations) with or without liquidity requirements.

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  • Randall Wright & Cathy Zhang & Guillaume Rocheteau, 2016. "Corporate Finance and Monetary Policy," 2016 Meeting Papers 97, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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