Detail publikace

Reflections on the reconciliation problem

Typ: IES Working Papers
Rok: 2011
Číslo: 12
Publikováno v: IES Working Papers 12/2011
Místo vydání: Prague
Klíčová slova: convenience lending, endogenous money, Post Keynesian economics, reconciliation problem
JEL kódy: B50, E12, E51
Citace: Lopušník, O. (2011). “Reflections on the reconciliation problem” IES Working Paper 12/2011. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstrakt: This paper deals with the so called problem of reconciliation, a contentious and puzzling issue in Post Keynesian monetary theory. The crux of the matter is the question of mechanisms that would reconcile the loan-created supply of deposits with the willingness of agents to hold these deposits. The paper reviews and comments on the solutions proposed so far and argues that the reconciliation problem might not be eliminated entirely. The argument is twofold. First, it is argued that the income multiplier and Kaldor-Trevithick reflux mechanism cannot do the trick. Second, certain factors affecting the mechanism based on changes in relative interest rate differentials are identified that might preclude the mechanism from working as envisaged by its proponents. If this is the case, what we are left with is the concept of convenience lending.
Ke stažení: WP 2011_12_Lopusnik




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