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Hysteresis in the fundamentals of macroeconomics


  • Rod Cross

    () (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde)

  • Hugh McNamara

    () (Department of applied mathematics, University college Cork, Cork, Ireland.)

  • Leonid Kalachev

    () (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.)

  • Alexei Pokrovskii

    () (Department of applied mathematics, University college Cork, Cork, Ireland.)


Two fundamental problems in economic analysis concern the determination of aggregate output, and the determination of market prices and quantities. The way economic adjustments are made at the micro level suggests that the history of shocks to the economic environment matters. This paper presents tractable approach for introducing hysteresis into models of how aggregate output and market prices and quantities are determined.

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  • Rod Cross & Hugh McNamara & Leonid Kalachev & Alexei Pokrovskii, 2010. "Hysteresis in the fundamentals of macroeconomics," Working Papers 1008, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:str:wpaper:1008

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    1. Hamilton, James D, 1989. "A New Approach to the Economic Analysis of Nonstationary Time Series and the Business Cycle," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 57(2), pages 357-384, March.
    2. Wagner, Alfred, 1891. "Marshall's Principles of Economics," History of Economic Thought Articles, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, vol. 5, pages 319-338.
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    1. Göcke, Matthias, 2012. "Play-hysteresis in supply as part of a market model," Discussion Papers 61, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU).
    2. Matthias Göcke & Jolita Matulaityte, 2015. "Modelling economic hysteresis losses caused by sunk adjustment costs," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201536, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
    3. MORARU Andreea Daniela & JUGANARU Ion-Danut, 2013. "Consumer Behaviour: Does History Matter," Revista Economica, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 65(1), pages 121-128.

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    Hysteresis; Aggregate Output; Market Supply and Demand;

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    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • C65 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools
    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General

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