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A model to analyse financial fragility: applications

Goodhart, Charles, Sunirand, Pojanart and Tsomocos, Dimitrios P. (2004) A model to analyse financial fragility: applications. Discussion paper, 482. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The purpose of our work is to explore contagious financial crises. To this end, we use simplified, thus numerically solvable, versions of our general model [Goodhart, Sunirand and Tsomocos (2003)]. The model incorporates heterogeneous agents, banks and endogenous default, thus allowing various feedback and contagion channels to operate in equilibrium. Such a model leads to different results from those obtained when using a standard representative agent model. For example, there may be a trade-off between efficiency and financial stability, not only for regulatory policies, but also for monetary policy. Moreover, agents which have more investment opportunities can deal with negative shocks more effectively by transferring ‘negative externalities’ onto others.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://fmg.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2004 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D52 - Incomplete Markets
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services
Sets: Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
Collections > Economists Online
Collections > LSE Financial Markets Group (FMG) Working Papers
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Identification Number: 482
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 15:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24680/

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