Financialization and the Stock-Flow Consistent Approach

Paulo Francisco do Nascimento Antonio Carlos Macedo e Silva About the authors

Abstract

Although most of the academic works on financialization are descriptive or empirical, in the last decade attempts have been made to represent its features in formal macroeconomic models. Given the deficiencies of previous analyses, some authors have used the Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) approach to elaborate formal macroeconomic models of financialisation. This work analyzes the effort to incorporate financialisation into macroeconomic models using the Stock-Flow Consistent approach, in an attempt to evaluate the degree to which the referred approach is able to formally represent financialisation in the way it is conceived by descriptive and empirical literature and overcome the deficiencies present in the previous formal analyses.

Keywords:
Financialisation; Investment; Stock-Flow Consistent approach; Macroeconomic models; Post-Keynesian macroeconomics

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