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Persistence and Amplification of Financial Frictions

Daichi Shirai

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We quantitatively evaluate the various types of working capital loans affected by borrowing constraints using a simple real business cycle model. We explore which borrowing constraints generate persistence and/or amplified output responses to productivity and financial shocks. We find that limiting investment on account of borrowing constraints generates a persistent response to a one-time transitory shock. This finding implies that investment wedge plays an important role in generating persistence. There is a trade-off relationship between persistence and amplification among models and the working capital loan channel does not always generate amplification.

Keywords: Financing frictions; Business cycle propagation; Persistence; Business cycle accounting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 E37 E44 G01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-06-08
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