Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Financial instability and debt deflation dynamics in a bottom-up approach

Contents:

Author Info

  • Carl Chiarella

    ()
    (Finance Discipline Group - University of Technology, Sydney)

  • Corrado Di Guilmi

    ()
    (Economics Discipline Group - University of Technology, Sydney)

Abstract

In this paper we expand the agent based model introduced by Chiarella and Di Guilmi (Chiarella, C. and Di Guilmi, C., The financial instability hypothesis: A stochastic microfoundation framework. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 35(8):1151 – 1171, 2011) in which the business cycle originates by the modifications in firms' balance sheets induced by their investment decisions. During periods of market euphoria, firms increase their capital stock and their level of debt. At the same time the increasing availability of liquidity for investors causes inflation in asset price. When firms' debt reaches an unsustainable level the virtuous cycle is reversed in a depression. We modify the original model in order to study the impact of the dependence of firms' expectations on the stock market performance and of the rise in the proportion of Ponzi firms. We also run a further computational experiment to assess the effect of the buy-back of firms' shares.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2014/Volume34/EB-14-V34-I1-P14.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 34 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 125-132

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00662

Contact details of provider:

Related research

Keywords: Financial fragility; debt deflation; agent based modeling;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Carl Chiarella & Corrado Di Guilmi, 2013. "Monetary Policy and Debt Deflation: Some Computational Experiments," CAMA Working Papers 2013-42, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  2. Myers, Stewart C, 1984. " The Capital Structure Puzzle," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 39(3), pages 575-92, July.
  3. Soon Ryoo, 2009. "Long waves and short cycles in a model of endogenous financial fragility," UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers 2009-03, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics.
  4. Chiarella, Carl & Di Guilmi, Corrado, 2011. "The financial instability hypothesis: A stochastic microfoundation framework," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(8), pages 1151-1171, August.
  5. Myers, Stewart C., 1984. "Capital structure puzzle," Working papers 1548-84., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
  6. Stewart C. Myers, 1984. "Capital Structure Puzzle," NBER Working Papers 1393, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00662. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John P. Conley).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.