Survey of Research on Financial Sector Modeling within DSGE Models: What Central Banks Can Learn from It

Czech Journal of Economics and Finance ,Year: 2012 Volume: 62 Issue: 3 Pages: 252-277

26 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2013

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František Brázdik

Czech National Bank; Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)

Michal Hlaváček

Czech National Bank (CNB); Charles University in Prague - Department of Economics

Ales Marsal

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, Students

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Date Written: October 26, 2012

Abstract

This survey gives insight into the ongoing research in financial frictions modeling. The recent financial turmoil has fueled interest in operationalizing financial frictions concepts. The rapid growth of the literature on financial frictions motivates this review. The empirical facts that motivate the inclusion of financial frictions are surveyed. This survey provides a description of the basic approaches for introducing financial frictions into dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. The significance and empirical identification of the financial accelerator effect is then discussed. The role of financial frictions models in CNB monetary and macroprudential policy is described. It is concluded that given the heterogeneity of the approaches to financial frictions it is beneficial for the conduct of monetary policy to focus on the development of satellite approaches. DSGE models with financial frictions used to generate stress-testing scenarios could complement current stress-testing practice, but are not able to replace it.

Keywords: DSGE models, financial accelerator, financial frictions

JEL Classification: E21, E22, E27, E59

Suggested Citation

Brázdik, František and Hlaváček, Michal and Marsal, Ales, Survey of Research on Financial Sector Modeling within DSGE Models: What Central Banks Can Learn from It (October 26, 2012). Czech Journal of Economics and Finance ,Year: 2012 Volume: 62 Issue: 3 Pages: 252-277. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2331920

František Brázdik (Contact Author)

Czech National Bank ( email )

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Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute) ( email )

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Michal Hlaváček

Czech National Bank (CNB) ( email )

Na Prikope 28
CZ-11503 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Charles University in Prague - Department of Economics ( email )

Opletalova 26
Prague, 11000
Czech Republic

Ales Marsal

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, Students ( email )

Opletalova 26
Praha 1
Czech Republic

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