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Financial constraints, endogenous markups, and self-fulfilling equilibria

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  • Benhabib, Jess
  • Wang, Pengfei

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Self-fulfilling equilibria and indeterminacy can easily arise in a simple financial accelerator model with reasonable parameter calibrations and without increasing returns in production. A key feature for generating indeterminacy in our model is the countercyclical markup due to the procyclical loan-to-output ratio. We illustrate, via simulations, that our financial accelerator model can generate rich business cycle dynamics, including hump-shaped output in response to demand shocks as well as autocorrelation in output growth rates.

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  • Benhabib, Jess & Wang, Pengfei, 2013. "Financial constraints, endogenous markups, and self-fulfilling equilibria," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(7), pages 789-805.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:60:y:2013:i:7:p:789-805
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2013.06.004
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    Financial constraints; Endogenous markups; Self-fulfilling equilibria; Indeterminacy;
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    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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