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Title:Firms dynamics, bankruptcy laws and total factor productivity PDF Logo
Authors:Tomura, Hajime
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Bank of Canada Working Paper 2007,17
Abstract:This paper analyzes endogenous fluctuations in total factor productivity (TFP) in a dynamic general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents, and illustrates the interaction of credit market frictions, asset prices, the entry and exit of firms, and fluctuations in TFP in response to firm-level productivity and aggregate credit-market shocks. I also analyze the effect of bankruptcy and foreclosure laws on fluctuations in TFP through their effect on credit market frictions. Implications of the model are consistent with the features of the stagnation in Japan in the 1990s.
Subjects:Financial stability
Productivity
JEL:D24
E44
G33
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Bank of Canada Working Papers

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