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Bank intermediation and persistent liquidity effects in the presence of a frictionless bond market
An ?expansionary? monetary policy that increases the growth rate of bank reserves is generally believed by policy makers to induce a ?liquidity effect?, or a persistent decline in short-term nominal interest rates, that stimulates real activity. Christiano, et al. (1991,1995,1997) have incorporated this feature of the economy into equilibrium business cycle models by introducing a commercial bank that acquires deposits from households and channels those funds to firms, which use them to fund their working capital expenses. Bank deposits are the only interest-bearing financial asset available ...
An RBC model with growth: the role of human capital
Optimal disinflation paths when growth is endogenous
Banks, bonds, and the liquidity effect
An "easing" of monetary policy can be characterized by an expansion of bank reserves and a persistent decline in the federal funds rate that, with a considerable lag, induces a pickup in employment, output, and prices. This article presents empirical evidence consistent with this depiction of the dynamic response of the economy to monetary policy actions and develops a theoretical model that exhibits similar dynamic properties. The decline in the federal funds rate is referred to as the "liquidity effect" of an expansionary monetary policy. A key feature of this class of ...