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The deposit financing gap: Another Dutch disease

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  • Meijers, H.

    () (SBE, Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT)

  • Muysken, J.

    () (SBE, Maastricht University)

  • Sleijpen, O.

    () (SBE, Maastricht University)

Abstract

In the last two decades the Netherlands have experienced an increase in real-estate prices, accompanied by an increase in mortgages and a marked decline in household savings. As a consequence banks are faced with a large retail funding gap as outstanding mortgage debt is insufficiently matched by retail deposits, whereas other funding possibilities of banks have increasingly been constrained - also due to their large foreign exposures. In this paper we argue that traditional macroeconomic models cannot analyse this phenomenon appropriately since they lack a proper model of the financial sector and underestimate the potential for interactions between the monetary and the real sphere. We present a stock-flow consistent approach developed by Godley and Lavoie as a valuable alternative to traditional and new Keynesian macroeconomic models and we use this approach to analyse the deposit financing gap for the Netherlands.

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  • Meijers, H. & Muysken, J. & Sleijpen, O., 2014. "The deposit financing gap: Another Dutch disease," MERIT Working Papers 2014-071, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2014071
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    1. Daniel Detzer, 2017. "Financialisation, Debt and Inequality: Export-led Mercantilist and Debt-led Private Demand Boom Economies in a Stock-flow consistent Model," Working Papers 2016-03, Universita' di Cassino, Dipartimento di Economia e Giurisprudenza.
    2. Muysken, Joan & Bonekamp, Bas & Meijers, Huub, 2017. "Stock-flow consistent data for the Dutch economy, 1995-2015," MERIT Working Papers 2017-045, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    3. Detzer, Daniel, 2016. "Financialisation, debt and inequality: Scenarios based on a stock flow consistent model," IPE Working Papers 64/2016, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).
    4. Meijers, Huub & Muysken, Joan, 2016. "The impact of quantitative easing in the Netherlands: A stock-flow consistent approach," MERIT Working Papers 2016-067, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

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    Keywords

    Real-estate prices; Mortgages; Household savings; Retail funding gap; Macroeconomic models; Stock-flow consistent approach; Netherlands;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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