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Credit and Banking in a DSGE Model of the Euro Area

Andrea Gerali; Stefano Neri; Luca Sessa; Federico Maria Signoretti;
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  • Published: 18 Aug 2010 Journal: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, volume 42, pages 107-141 (issn: 0022-2879, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
This paper studies the role of credit-supply factors in business cycle fluctuations. For this purpose, we introduce an imperfectly competitive banking sector into a DSGE model with financial frictions. Banks issue collateralized loans to both households and firms, obtain funding via deposits and accumulate capital from retained earnings. Margins charged on loans depend on bank capital-to-assets ratios and on the degree of interest rate stickiness. Bank balance-sheet constraints establish a link between the business cycle, which affects bank profits and thus capital, and the supply and cost of loans. The model is estimated with Bayesian techniques using data for ...
free text keywords: collateral constraints, banks, banking capital, sticky interest rates, Economics and Econometrics, Accounting, Finance, jel:E30, jel:E32, jel:E43, jel:E51, jel:E52

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