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Leveraged Network-Based Financial Accelerator

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  • Luca RICCETTI

    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

  • Alberto RUSSO

    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

  • Mauro GALLEGATI

    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

Abstract

In this paper we build on the network-based financial accelerator model of Delli Gatti et al. (2010), modelling the firms' financial structure following the "dynamic trade-off theory", instead of the "pecking order theory". Moreover, we allow for multiperiodal debt structure and consider multiple bank-firm links based on a myopic preferred-partner choice. In case of default, we also consider the loss given default rate (LGDR). We find many results: (i) if leverage increases, the economy is riskier; (ii) a higher leverage pro-cyclicality has a destabilizing effect; (iii) a pro-cyclical leverage weakens the monetary policy effect; (iv) a Central Bank that wants to increase the interest rate, should previously check if the banking system is well capitalized; (v) policy maker has to develop the laws about bankruptcies to reduce the LGDR and improve the stability of banks.

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  • Luca RICCETTI & Alberto RUSSO & Mauro GALLEGATI, 2011. "Leveraged Network-Based Financial Accelerator," Working Papers 371, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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    Keywords

    Leverage; agent based model; bankruptcy cascades; dynamic trade-off theory; monetary policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • 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
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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