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The Hedgehog and the Fox: From DSGE to Macro-Pru

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  • Marcus Miller
  • Lei Zhang

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type="main"> Prior to the financial crisis of 2008/9, DSGE models-without-money set a new standard in applied macroeconomics; and they were widely adopted by Central Banks to help achieve their inflation targets. Controlling inflation did not deliver financial stability, however: far from it. The appeal of macro-models based on ‘efficient financial markets’ surely contributed to over-confidence before the crisis. But what about externalities? We examine, in particular, how steps to mitigate microeconomic principal/agent problems can create macroeconomic externalities—‘financial accelerators’ that affect balance sheets in pro-cyclical fashion. Now is the time, we argue, to embrace such a wider perspective.

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  • Marcus Miller & Lei Zhang, 2015. "The Hedgehog and the Fox: From DSGE to Macro-Pru," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 83, pages 31-55, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:83:y:2015:i::p:31-55
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    1. Marcus Miller & Lei Zhang & Songklod Rastapana, 2017. "Subprime assets and financial crisis: theory, policy and the law," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 340, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

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