Monthly Archives: July 2015

NBER Panel on Greek Crisis

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Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions? The Marginal Profitability of Consumer Lending During the Great Recession

From Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney, and Johannes Stroebel: The effect of bank-mediated stimulus on household borrowing depends on whether banks pass through credit expansions to households with a high marginal propensity to borrow (MPB). We use panel data on … Continue reading

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The Rise of Domestic Outsourcing and the Evolution of the German Wage Structure

From Deborah Goldschmidt and Johannes Schmieder: The nature of the relationship between employers and employees has been changing over the last decades, with firms increasingly relying on contractors, temp agencies and franchises rather than hiring employees directly. We investigate the impact of … Continue reading

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