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Flexibility of wages and macroeconomic instability in an agent-based computational model with endogenous money

  • Pascal Seppecher

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    (CEMAFI - Centre d'Etudes en Macroéconomie et Finance Internationale - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA))

We present a model of a dynamic and complex economy in which the creation and the destruction of money result from interactions between multiple and heterogeneous agents. In the baseline scenario, we observe the stabilization of the income distribution between wages and profits. We then alter the model by increasing the flexibility of wages. This change leads to the formation of a deflationary spiral. Aggregate activity decreases and the unemployment increases. The macroeconomic stability of the model is affected and eventually a systemic crisis arises. Finally, we show that the introduction of a minimum wage would have allowed the aggregate demand to be boosted and to avoid this crisis.

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Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Publication status: Published - Presented, Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents ESHIA/WEHIA 2010, 2010, Alessandria, Italy
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00661956
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  1. Pascal Seppecher, 2009. "Un modèle macroéconomique multi-agents avec monnaie endogène," Working Papers halshs-00370716, HAL.
  2. Pascal Seppecher, 2010. "Dysfonctionnement bancaire, bulle du crédit et instabilité macroéconomique dans une économie monétaire dynamique et complexe," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(3), pages 441-449.
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