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Credit Cycles Redux

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  • Juan Cordoba

    (Rice University)

  • Marla Ripoll

    (University of Pittsburgh)

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Theoretical studies have shown that under unorthodox assumptions on preferences and production technologies, collateral constraints can act as a powerful amplification and propagation mechanism of exogenous shocks. We investigate whether or not this result hold under more standard assumptions. We find that collateral constraints generate a typically small output amplification. Large amplification is a "knife- edge" type of result.

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  • Juan Cordoba & Marla Ripoll, 2002. "Credit Cycles Redux," Macroeconomics 0210004, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0210004
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    • Juan-Carlos Cordoba & Marla Ripoll, 2004. "Credit Cycles Redux," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 45(4), pages 1011-1046, November.

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    Keywords

    Credit Constraints; financial constraints; business cycles; heterogenous agents; amplification;
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    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

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