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Stabilizing an unstable economy: Fiscal and monetary policy, stocks, and the term structure of interest rates

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  • Charpe, Matthieu
  • Flaschel, Peter
  • Hartmann, Florian
  • Proaño, Christian

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Monetary and fiscal policy measures have been applied in order to avert the financial market collapse and counteract the global recession. In this paper we present an integrated macromodel which in particular focuses on the financial markets. We use a Tobin-like macroeconomic portfolio approach, and the interaction of heterogeneous agents on the financial market to characterize the potential for financial market instability. We show that specific but unorthodox fiscal and monetary policies have to be used to stabilize such unstable macroeconomies.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 2129-2136

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:5:p:2129-2136

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Keywords: Monetary business cycles Portfolio choice Heterogeneous expectation formation (In-)stability Stabilizing policy measures;

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  1. Florian Hartmann & Peter Flaschel, 2013. "Financial Markets, Banking and the Design of Monetary Policy: A Stable Baseline Scenario," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(1), pages 1-19, December.
  2. Ahmad Naimzada & Marina Pireddu, 2014. "Real and financial interacting oscillators: a behavioral macro-model with animal spirits," Working Papers 268, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2014.
  3. Matthieu Charpe & Peter Flaschel & Florian Hartmann & Roberto Veneziani, 2012. "Towards Keynesian DSGD (isequilibrium) Modelling: Real-Financial Market Interactions with Heterogeneous Expectations Dynamics," IMK Working Paper 93-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  4. Peter Flaschel & Florian Hartmann & Chris Malikane & Christian R. Proaño, 2014. "A Behavioral Macroeconomic Model of Exchange Rate Fluctuations with Complex Market Expectations Formation," Working Papers 98, Institute of Empirical Economic Research, revised 29 Jan 2014.
  5. Ahmad Naimzada & Marina Pireddu, 2013. "Dynamic behavior of real and stock markets with a varying degree of interaction," Working Papers 245, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Jun 2013.
  6. Westerhoff, Frank, 2011. "Interactions between the real economy and the stock market," BERG Working Paper Series 84, Bamberg University, Bamberg Economic Research Group.
  7. Yu Hsing, 2013. "Effects of Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy on the Stock Market in Poland," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 19-25, October.
  8. Lengnick, Matthias & Wohltmann, Hans-Werner, 2011. "Agent-based financial markets and New Keynesian macroeconomics: A synthesis," Economics Working Papers 2011,09, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.

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