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Minsky models. A structured survey

Minsky models. A structured survey

Nikolaidi, Maria and Stockhammer, Engelbert (2017) Minsky models. A structured survey. Journal of Economic Surveys, 31 (5). pp. 1304-1331. ISSN 0950-0804 (Print), 1467-6419 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/joes.12222)

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Abstract

Minsky’s ideas have recently gained prominence in the mainstream as well as in the heterodox literature. However, there exists no agreement upon the formal presentation of Minsky’s insights. The aim of this paper is to survey the literature and identify differences and similarities in the ways through which Minskyan ideas have been formalised. We distinguish between the models that focus on the dynamics of debt or interest, with no or a secondary role for asset prices, and the models in which asset prices play a key role in the dynamic behaviour of the economy. Within the first category of models we make a classification between (i) the Kalecki-Minsky models, (ii) the Kaldor-Minsky models, (iii) the Goodwin-Minsky models, (iv) the credit rationing Minsky models, (v) the endogenous target debt ratio Minsky models and (vi) the Minsky-Veblen models. Within the second category of models, we distinguish between (i) the equity price Minsky models and (ii) the real estate price Minsky models. Key limitations of the models and directions for future research are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business cycles, Financial instability, Post-Keynesian economics, Debt cycles
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 07:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT e
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 3
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17739

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