Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197919
Authors: 
Živanović, Jelena
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Bank of Canada Staff Working Paper 2019-5
Abstract: 
Based on empirical evidence, I propose a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with two financial sectors to analyze the role of corporate debt composition (bank versus bond financing) in the transmission of economic shocks. It is shown that in the presence of monetary and financial shocks, cyclical changes in corporate debt composition significantly attenuate the effects on investment and output. An additional result of the theoretical model is that a bank-dependent economy is more affected by financial shocks, which is in line with empirical results by Gambetti and Musso (2016), who report stronger real effects of loan supply shocks in Europe (with an excessive reliance on bank debt) than in the US.
Subjects: 
Business fluctuation and cycles
Financial markets
Financial institutions
Recent economic and financial developments
JEL: 
E32
E44
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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