We argue that shocks to traditional and shadow banks were important drivers of the U.S. economy during the Great Recession and the Slow Recovery. This result follows from a DSGE model featuring a heterogeneous banking sector estimated from macroeconomic and financial observables. Our model attributes the Great Recession to negative shocks to the aggregate supply of loans. A more novel result is that a shock specific to shadow bank intermediation accounts for much of the Slow Recovery. Therefore, our estimates suggest that accounting for the collapse of shadow banking after the financial crisis is important to explain the subdued path of GDP, investment, and inflation several years into the recovery.
Patrick Fève, Alban Moura, and Olivier Pierrard, “Shadow Banking and the Great Recession: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE Model”, TSE Working Paper, n. 19-996, March 2019.
Patrick Fève, Alban Moura, and Olivier Pierrard, “The Fall in Shadow Banking and the Slow U.S. Recovery”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 139, n. 104404, June 2022.