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Endogenous Cycles, Debt and Monetary Policy

  • Piero Ferri

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  • Anna Maria Variato

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    The paper discusses the dynamic properties of a macro model with an investment function based upon both real and financial aspects and a labor market ruled by imperfect competition. The model is then enriched by a monetary policy rule and by agents who forecast according to a time series strategy based upon a Markov process. Simulations show the persistence of oscillations even in the presence of the Taylor rule. The relevance of such financial aspects as cash flows and debts can create a trade-off between the control of inflation and the cyclicality of the economy. Furthermore, instability and debt-deflation phenomena can arise.

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    Paper provided by University of Bergamo, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers (-2012) with number 0703.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:brg:wpaper:0703
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