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Policy experiments in an agent-based model with credit networks

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  • Assenza, Tiziana
  • Cardaci, Alberto
  • Delli Gatti, Domenico
  • Grazzini, Jakob

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In this paper the authors build upon Assenza et al. (Credit networks in the macroeconomics from the bottom-up model, 2015), which include firm-bank and bank-bank networks in the original macroeconomic model in Macroeconomics from the bottom-up (Delli Gatti et al., Macroeconomics from the Bottom-up, 2011). In particular, they extend that framework with the inclusion of a public sector and other modifications in order to carry out different policy experiments. More specifically, the authors test the implementation of a monetary policy by means of a standard Taylor rule, an unconventional monetary policy (i.e. cash in hands) and a set of macroprudential regulations. They explore the properties of the model for such different scenarios. Their results shed some light on the effectiveness of monetary and macroprudential policies in an economy with an interbank market during times of crises.

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  • Assenza, Tiziana & Cardaci, Alberto & Delli Gatti, Domenico & Grazzini, Jakob, 2017. "Policy experiments in an agent-based model with credit networks," Economics Discussion Papers 2017-66, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    1. Salle, Isabelle & Seppecher, Pascal, 2018. "Stabilizing an unstable complex economy on the limitations of simple rules," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 91(C), pages 289-317.
    2. Ermanno Catullo & Federico Giri & Mauro Gallegati, 2019. "Macro and Micro Prudential Policies: Sweet and Lowdown in a Credit Network Agent Based Model," Working Papers 434, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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    Keywords

    Agent-based models; monetary policy; credit network;

    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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