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dc.contributor.authorGern, Klaus-Jürgenen_US
dc.contributor.authorJannsen, Nilsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-29T14:33:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-29T14:33:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32839-
dc.description.abstractThe weakness of credit growth in the United States and Europe has given rise to concerns that the financial crisis has led to a credit crunch which has deepened the recession in the real economy and poses a serious threat to the recovery that seems to have started in the most recent months. In this contribution we find that so far the development of credit aggregates and interest rates for loans does not provide strong evidence for a supply restraint that goes beyond hat could be expected given the deterioration of the quality of borrowers against the background of the exceptionally severe economic downturn. Still, the behaviour of interest rate spreads in the United States does indicate that the effectiveness of monetary policy is reduced for the time being as a result of distress in the financial sector, and we see some risks that inappropriate bank capitalization may restrain credit growth and threaten the current recovery, especially in Germany where core capital is low by international standards. Policy measures to avoid a credit crunch should focus on preventing undercapitalization of banks from becoming a serious limitation to credit growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel policy brief / Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel 15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwKreditmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwKreditrationierungen_US
dc.subject.stwZinsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwBankenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwEigenkapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDo we face a credit crunch?en_US
dc.typeResearch Reporten_US
dc.identifier.ppn615490824en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkie:32839-
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