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Loansable Funds, Endogenous Money, and Minsky's Financial Fragility Hypothesis


  • Lavoie, M


This paper points out that the concept of an endogenous credit-money supply was endorsed by Keynesian and anti-Keynesian scholars alike, past as well as present. The main purpose of the present paper is to show that the origins of many aspects of Minsky's financial fragility hypothesis can be found in an earlier algebraic model of his based on the loanable funds theory.

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  • Lavoie, M, 1995. "Loansable Funds, Endogenous Money, and Minsky's Financial Fragility Hypothesis," Working Papers 95011e, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:95011e

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    1. Adelman, Irma & Robinson, Sherman, 1988. "Macroeconomic adjustment and income distribution : Alternative models applied to two economies," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 23-44, July.
    2. Bourguignon, Francois & Branson, William H. & de Melo, Jaime, 1992. "Adjustment and income distribution : A micro-macro model for counterfactual analysis," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 17-39, January.
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    Cited by:

    1. Eugenio Caverzasi, 2013. "The Missing Macro Link," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_753, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Greg Hannsgen, 2005. "Minsky's acceleration channel and the role of money," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(3), pages 471-489.

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    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers


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