The macroeconomic development of most major industrial economies is characterised by boom-bust cycles. Normally such boom-bust cycles are driven by specific sectors of the economy. In the financial meltdown of the years 2007-2009 it was the credit sector and the real-estate sector that were the main driving forces. This book takes on the challenge of interpreting and modelling this meltdown. In doing so it revives the traditional Keynesian approach to the financial-real economy interaction and the business cycle, extending it in several important ways. In particular, it adopts the Keynesian view of a hierarchy of markets and introduces a detailed financial sector into the traditional Keynesian framework. The approach of the book goes beyond the currently dominant paradigm based on the representative agent, market clearing and rational economic agents. Instead it proposes an economy populated with heterogeneous, rationally bounded agents attempting to cope with disequilibria in various markets.
List of figures; List of tables; Notation; Preface; 1. Financial crises and the macroeconomy; Part I. The Nonlinear Dynamics of Credit and Debt Default: 2. Currency crises, credit crunches and large output loss; 3. Mortgage loans, debt default and the emergence of banking crises; 4. Debt deflation and the descent into economic depression; Part II. Theoretical Foundations for Structural Macroeconometric Model Building: 5. Keynesian macroeconometric model building: a point of departure; 6. Intensive form and steady state calculations; 7. Partial feedback structures and stability issues; Part III. Debt Crises: Firms, Banks and the Housing Markets: 8. Debt deflation: from low- to high-order macrosystems; 9. Debt default, bankruptcy of firms, and banks' performances; 10. Japan's institutional configuration and its financial crisis; 11. Housing investment cycles, workers' debt and debt default; Bibliography.
The current financial crisis has led to a renewed interest in Keynesian economic models because they allow for a stronger relationship between the financial sector and the 'real' economy. This book shows how we can extend the Keynesian approach to explain a variety of phenomena related to the current crisis.
Dimensioni: 247 x 25 x 174 mm
Illustration Notes:94 b/w illus. 46 tables
Pagine Arabe: 456