Collateral, Credit Rationing and the Real Effects of Monetary Policy
Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
12 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009
Date Written: 1996
This paper tries to improve the identification of firms whose access to bank credit would be threatened by a tightening of monetary policy. It extends a simple competitive credit rationing model with limited collateral by introducing a central bank financing facility. The effects of monetary policy are then examined. Besides the standard interest rate effect, the study shows that a tighter monetary policy would reduce bank lending to entrepreneurs endowed with low-risk projects and limited net wealth. In addition, the economy would become more volatile.
Keywords: Monetary policy, credit rationing, imperfect information
JEL Classification: E50, G21
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