Financial frictions in macroeconomic models

Dr Alfred Duncan

by Alfred Duncan, University of Kent and Charles Nolan, University of Glasgow, discussion paper KDPE 1719, December 2017.

Non-technical summary:

In recent decades, macroeconomic researchers have looked to incorporate financial intermediaries explicitly in business cycle models. These modelling developments have helped us to understand the role of the financial sector in the transmission of policy and external shocks into macroeconomic dynamics. They have also helped us to better understand the consequences of financial instability for the macroeconomy.

There remain large gaps in our knowledge of the interactions between the financial sector and macroeconomic outcomes. Specifically, the effects of financial stability and macroprudential policies are not well understood.

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