Desiderio, Saul and Chen, Siyan (2012): Long-run consequences of debt in a stock-flow consistent network economy.
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In this paper we develop a theoretical framework to analyze the long-run behavior of an economy characterized by a regime of persistent debt. We introduce a stock-flow consistent dynamic model where the economic system is represented by a network of trading relationships among agents. Debt contracts are one of such relationships. The model is characterized by a unique and stable steady-state, which predicts that (i) aggregate income is always limited from the above by the money supply and that (ii) debts cause a redistribution of borrowers' wealth and income in favor of lenders. In the aggregate this may also lower nominal income, as empirical evidence suggests.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Long-run consequences of debt in a stock-flow consistent network economy|
|Keywords:||Debt; stock-flow consistency; dynamic systems|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E51 - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C61 - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
|Depositing User:||Saul Desiderio|
|Date Deposited:||04. Dec 2012 17:16|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 08:19|
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