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Liquidity and Investment in General Equilibrium

Julian Kozlowski, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
301 Lorch Hall Map
This paper studies the implications of trading frictions in financial markets for firms’ investment and dividend choices, and their aggregate consequences. When equity shares trade in frictional asset markets, the firm’s problem is time-inconsistent, and it is as if it faces quasi-hyperbolic discounting. The transmission of trading frictions to the real economy crucially depends on the firms’ ability to commit. In a calibrated economy without commitment, larger trading frictions imply lower capital and production. In contrast, if firms can commit, trading frictions affect asset prices but have no aggregate effect on capital and production. Our findings rationalize several empirical regularities on liquidity and investment.

This talk is presented by the Macroeconomics Seminar, sponsored by the Department of Economics with generous gifts given through the Michael Beauregard Fund for Macroeconomics and the Economics Strategic Fund.
Building: Lorch Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Economics, Macroeconomics, seminar
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