Work detail

Endogeneity of Credit or Nominal Rigidities?

Author: Mgr. Václav Franče
Year: 2010 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Pavel Mertlík CSc.
Work type: Economic Theory
Language: English
Pages: 59
Awards and prizes: M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance.
Abstract: This thesis presents a theoretical model which tries to explain causes of business cycles fluctuations and which has its roots in the Post Keynesian stream of economic thought. According to this model, investment shocks together with endogeneity of money causes business cycles fluctuations. This model is compared with existing New Keynesian models which assert that causes of business cycles fluctuations are monetary policy shocks together with various nominal and real rigidities. Author uses econometric techniques (impulse-response functions and forecast error variance decomposition) to investigate which phenomenon contributes more to business cycles fluctuations. Unfortunately, results do not enable to draw a straightforward conclusion. It seems that both phenomena play a certain role.
Downloadable: Diploma Thesis of Franče




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