Interrelated Bank Strategies, Financial Fragility And Credit Expansion: A Post Keynesian Approach
This paper aims at clarifying the relationship between individual bank and banking industry behavior in credit expansion. We argue that the balance sheet structure of an individual bank is only partially determined by its management decision about how aggressively to expand credit; it is also determined by the balance sheet positions of other banks. This relationship is explicitly shown by a disaggregation of the variable that enters into the simple money multiplier. The approach developed here opens a way to integrating the micro and macro levels in a Keynesian banking-system analysis.
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- L. R. Wray, 1990. "Money and Credit in Capitalist Economies," Books, Edward Elgar, number 474.
- Gary A. Dymski, 1988. "A Keynesian Theory of Bank Behavior," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 10(4), pages 499-526, July.
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