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Turning It Up To Eleven: Re-Evaluating the Role of Financial Frictions in the 2007–2008 Economic Crisis

Aligishiev, Z., Ben-Gad, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8641-4199, Mountford, A. and Pearlman, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-6301-3966 (2019). Turning It Up To Eleven: Re-Evaluating the Role of Financial Frictions in the 2007–2008 Economic Crisis (19/08). London, UK: City, University of London.

Abstract

We analyze the role of public and private financial frictions in the 2007–2008 economic crisis in the United States by extending the model of Drautzburg and Uhlig (2015) to eleven observable variables using data on all three interest rates in the model (policy, private and public). We also include a preference shock in the model, and present an alternative method for describing shock decompositions during and preceding the crisis designed to isolate the impact of the pre-crisis shocks. The estimated model produces an intuitive description of the evolution of the postwar U.S. economy overall and of the economic crisis at the end of the sample period. We find, in contrast to Drautzburg and Uhlig, that monetary and fiscal policy shocks played a significant role in mitigating the effects of the financial crisis.

Publication Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: ©2019, the authors.
Publisher Keywords: DSGE model, Shock decomposition, Financial Frictions, Fiscal Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics
School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics > Discussion Paper Series
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22244
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