Horvath, Roman (2006): Financial Accelerator Effects in the Balance Sheets of Czech Firms.
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The paper examines a financial accelerator mechanism in analyzing determinants of corporate interest rates. Using a panel of the financial statements of 448 Czech firms from 1996–2002, we find that balance sheet indicators matter interest rates paid by firms. Market access is particularly important in this regard. The strength of corporate balance sheets seem to vary with firm size. There is also evidence that monetary policy has a stronger effect on smaller than on larger firms. On the other hand, we find no asymmetry in the monetary policy effects over the business cycle.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Financial Accelerator Effects in the Balance Sheets of Czech Firms|
|Keywords:||balance sheet channel; financial accelerator; interest rates; monetary policy transmission|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
|Depositing User:||Roman Horvath|
|Date Deposited:||14. Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 04:58|
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