Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154224
Authors: 
Christoffel, Kai
Schabert, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1791
Abstract: 
This paper examines monetary transmission and macroeconomic shocks in a medium scale macroeconomic model with costly banking estimated for euro area data. In addition to data on measures of real activity and prices, we include data on bank loans, loan rates, and reserves for the estimation of the model with Bayesian techniques. We find that loans and holdings of reserves affect banking costs to a small but significant extent. Furthermore, shocks to reserve holdings are found to contribute more to variations in the policy rate, inflation and output than shocks to the feedback rule for the policy rate. Hence, holdings of central bank money, which is typically neglected in the literature, plays a substantial role for macroeconomics dynamics. The analysis further shows that exogenous shifts in banking costs hardly play a role for fluctuations in real activity and prices, even during the recent financial crisis.
Subjects: 
Bayesian estimation
central bank money supply
costly banking
financial shocks
JEL: 
C54
E52
E32
ISBN: 
978-92-899-1604-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
624.17 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.