Business cycle and monetary policy analysis with market rigidities and financial frictions

TitleBusiness cycle and monetary policy analysis with market rigidities and financial frictions
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsM. Casares, LG. Deidda, JE. Galdon Sanchez
Number2013_01
Keywordsfinancial accelerator, nominal rigidities, real rigidities
Abstract

We examine business cycle fluctuations in a dynamic macroeconomic model that incorporates firm-level borrowing constraints, competitive loan production, and rigidities on both setting prices and wages. The external finance premium (interest-rate spread) is countercyclical with technology and financial shocks, and procyclical with consumption spending shocks. The real effects of financial shocks are significantly amplified when either considering greater rigidities for price/wage setting or a low elasticity of substitution in loan production (real rigidities in the financial sector). In the monetary policy analysis, a stabilizing Taylor (1983)-style rule performs slightly better when incorporating a positive and small response coefficient to the external finance premium.

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