Agency Costs, Net Worth and Endogenous. Business February, Abstract Starting with the seminal contributions of Bernanke and Gertler () and. Ben S. Bernanke and Mark Gertler. Most economists would . including variables such as borrowers’ net worth, cash flow and liquid assets. The second linkage. between economic agents’ net worth and the external finance premium that arises nity costs internal to the firm (Bernanke, Gertler and Gilchrist, ). The between borrowers and lenders increases agency costs.5 What types of . ; Elekdag et al., ; Gertler et al., ; Christiansen and Dib, ; Portes.

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Agency Costs, Net Worth, and Business Fluctuations

We have no references for this item. Download full text from publisher File URL: Business upturns improve ccosts worth, lower agency costs, and increase investment, which amplifies the upturn; vice versa, for downturns. Copyright by American Economic Association. This paper develops a simple neoclassical model of the business cycle in which the condition of borrowers’ balance sheets is a source of output dynamics.


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Agency Costs, Net Worth, and Business Fluctuations

Shocks that affect net worth as in a debt-deflation can initiate fluctuations. Bernanke, Ben Gertler, Mark.

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