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Credit Rationing, Profit Accumulation and Economic Growth


  • Amable, Bruno

    (The American University of Paris)

  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain
  • Kirsten RALF


This paper studies how credit rationing affects endogenous growth when capital and debt are related to the firm's internal net worth, taken as collateral. The accumulation of firm's net worth determines the growth rate of capital and the growth rate of the economy. The relation between growth and interest rate is then negative without requiring convex adjustment costs on investment.

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  • Amable, Bruno & Jean-Bernard Chatelain & Kirsten RALF, 2002. "Credit Rationing, Profit Accumulation and Economic Growth," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 5, Royal Economic Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2002:5

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    1. Romer, Paul M, 1986. "Increasing Returns and Long-run Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(5), pages 1002-1037, October.
    2. Kiyotaki, Nobuhiro & Moore, John, 1997. "Credit Cycles," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 105(2), pages 211-248, April.
    3. Robert J. Barro & Xavier Sala-I-Martin, 1992. "Public Finance in Models of Economic Growth," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 59(4), pages 645-661.
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    1. Orlando Gomes, 2010. "Deterministic randomness in a model of finance and growth," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 20(1), pages 95-114, January.
    2. Gomes, Orlando, 2007. "Nonlinear dynamics in a model of financial development with a risk premium," MPRA Paper 2887, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2010. "The Profit-Investment-Unemployment Nexus And Capacity Utilization In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(3), pages 454-472, July.
    4. Chatelain, Jean-Bernard & Ralf, Kirsten & Amable, Bruno, 2010. "Patents as Collateral," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 1094-1104.
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    6. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2003. "Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We Stand?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00112522, HAL.
    7. Orlando Costa Gomes, 2009. "Constraints On Credit, Consumer Behaviour And The Dynamics Of Wealth," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 54(182), pages 119-132, July – Se.
    8. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2002. "Structural modelling of investment and financial constraints: Where do we stand?," Working Paper Research 28, National Bank of Belgium.
    9. Gomes, Orlando, 2010. "On the allocation of credit and aggregate fluctuations," Revista Brasileira de Economia - RBE, FGV/EPGE - Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), vol. 64(4), December.
    10. Ciałowicz, Beata, 2014. "The phenomenon of equifinality in innovative development of the monetary private ownership economy —An axiomatic set-up," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 1-5.

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