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La restrizione del credito in uno schema di teoria monetaria della produzione: il caso italiano

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  • Guido Traficante

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  • Guglielmo Forges Davanzati

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This paper deals with the causes and the effects of a credit restriction in Italy, within the theoretical framework of the monetary theory of production, as elaborated by Augusto Graziani. It will be argued that credit restriction ultimately depends on the decline of aggregate demand. Empirically, this view is supported for Italy, France and Germany. However, a monetary policy tightening implemented by the European Central Bank does not lead to a significant credit reduction in Italy, probably due to the low degree of substitutability of bank financing, given that the Italian production structure is mainly characterized by small and medium enterprises.

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  • Guido Traficante & Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, 2018. "La restrizione del credito in uno schema di teoria monetaria della produzione: il caso italiano," Moneta e Credito, Economia civile, vol. 71(283), pages 211-233.
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    Keywords

    monetary theory of production; credit restriction; aggregate demand;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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