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Monetary policy, credit and aggregate supply: the evidence from Italy

Riccardo Fiorentini and Roberto Tamborini ()

General Economics and Teaching from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper relates to the macroeconomic and monetary policy aspects of the so-called "credit channel" of monetary transmission. We present an intertemporal macroeconomic equilibrium model of a competitive economy where current production is financed by bank credit, and then we use it to identify the credit transmission mechanism in data drawn from the Italian economy. We find evidence that the "credit variables" identified by the model, the overnight rate and a measure of credit risk, have permanent effects on employment and output through the supply side of the economy by altering credit supply conditions to firms.

Keywords: Monetary policy; Credit; Italian economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E2 E5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2000-11-23
Note: Type of Document - Word97; prepared on IBM PC; to print on HP Laserjet; pages: 55; figures: included
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Journal Article: Monetary Policy, Credit and Aggregate Supply: The Evidence from Italy (2002) Downloads
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