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Financial fragility, effective demand and the business cycle

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  • Mark Setterfield

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A shifting equilibrium model of effective demand is constructed, in which the state of long run expectations is non-constant, and is affected by the disappointment of short-run expectations. It is shown that this model gives rise to cumulative expansions/contractions in nominal income. Changes in the financial fragility of households and firms in the course of these expansions/contractions are then allowed for, together with commercial bank reactions to changing financial fragility. It is shown that turning points in the expansions/contractions of nominal income can arise, resulting in a model of aggregate fluctuations in which the business cycle is aperiodic and of no fixed amplitude.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 207-223

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Handle: RePEc:taf:revpoe:v:16:y:2004:i:2:p:207-223

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  1. Lavoie, M, 1995. "Horizontalism, Structuralism, Liquidity Preference and the Principle of Increasing Risk," Working Papers 9513e, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
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  1. Datta, Soumya, 2012. "Cycles and Crises in a Model of Debt-financed Investment-led Growth," MPRA Paper 50200, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 12 Dec 2012.
  2. Gabriel Porcile & Alexandre C.Gomes de Souza & Ricardo Viana, 2008. "Developing Countries in Times of Globalization: A Kaleckian-Minskyan Macro-Model," Anais do XXXVI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 36th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 200807180125330, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  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.

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