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Borrowing constraints and complex dynamics in an OLG framework

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  • Assenza, Tiziana
  • Agliari, Anna
  • Delli Gatti, Domenico
  • Santoro, Emiliano

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In this paper we model an OLG economy à la Kiyotaki and Moore whose novel feature is the role of money as a store of value and of bequest as a source of funds to be "invested" in landholding. The dynamics generated by the model are generally characterized by irregular cyclical trajectories and, under special configuration of the parameters, a strange attractor appears. In this setting, an expansionary monetary policy may have a stabilizing role due to the interaction between money holding and the accumulation of borrowers' net worth.

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  • Assenza, Tiziana & Agliari, Anna & Delli Gatti, Domenico & Santoro, Emiliano, 2009. "Borrowing constraints and complex dynamics in an OLG framework," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 656-669, November.
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    Borrowing constraints Credit cycles Complex dynamics Monetary policy;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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