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Constraints on credit, consumer behaviour and the dynamics of wealth

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This note develops a simple macro model where the pattern of wealth accumulation is determined by a credit multiplier and by the way households react to short run fluctuations. In this setup, long term wealth dynamics are eventually characterized by the presence of endogenous cycles.

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  • Gomes, Orlando, 2007. "Constraints on credit, consumer behaviour and the dynamics of wealth," MPRA Paper 2886, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Credit constraints; Financial development; Consumer confidence; Endogenous business cycles; Nonlinear dynamics;

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    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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