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Amplification and Asymmetric Effects without Collateral Constraints

Speaker: Guangyu Nie
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Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He earned his Ph. D. of Economics from Georgetown University. His research interests include  Macroeconomics and International Finance. Prof. Nie has published his paper on top macroeconomics journal American Ecomomic Journal.

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Host: Yu Zhang

The seminal contribution by Kiyotaki and Moore (1997 ) has spurred a vast literature on the importance of collateral constraints in propagating and amplifying shocks to the economy. However, most papers in the literature using collateral constraints assume non-state contingent debt, i.e., markets are incomplete. To assess the relative importance of collateral constraints versus market incompleteness, we study a calibrated incomplete markets model and solve it with and without collateral constraints. We find that market incompleteness by itself plays a quantitatively significant role in the amplified and asymmetric responses of the economy, including land price and output, to exogenous shocks.

Time: 2017-12-14(Thursday)16:40-18:00
Venue: D235, Econ Building
Organizer: WISE&SOE