Risk and Business Cycles: New and Old Austrian Perspectives

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INDEX

a
accelerator models of investment 140 -1, 148
adjustment:
costs 7 ;
frictions of 98 -100
Aftalion, Albert 26
aggregate risk 19 -21, 38
Ahmed, Shaghil 132 -3
Aizenman, Joshua 144
Altug, Sumru 74
Amsler, Christine E. 118 n
‘animal spirits’ 25 , 39 arbitrage 65 ;
pricing theory 138
ARCH techniques 118
Ashley, R. 132
Atesoglu, H. Sonmez 145
Austrian Claim 11 -12, 76 -81, 90 -1
Austrian school of economics 1 , 10 -12;
business cycle theory 13 ;
capital theory 35 ;
critique of 80 -1;
expectational assumptions behind traditional theory 77 -80;
traditional claim 76 -81, 101 -2;
traditional claim compared with risk-based theory 102 -5

b
Baldwin, Carliss Y. 26
Ball, Laurence 83 n
banking, 100 percent reserve 58 -9
banks:
central 4 , 53 -4, 66 , 71 , 119 ;
credit rationing 47 -52;
‘lending channel’ 67 , 123 -31;
role of lending in cycle 126 -9
Barro, Robert J. 68 , 70 , 80 , 134 , 145
Barsky, Robert B. 118 n
Basu, Susanto 148
Bernanke, Ben S.:
(1983) 143 ;
(1983b) 140 ;
(1986) 127 n, 129 n;
(1990) 130 ;
(1993a) 130 ;
(1993b) 128 ;
and Blinder (1992) 46 , 124 , 125 -7;
et al (1988) 139
Bernard, Victor L. 135
Bizer, David S. 3
Black, Fischer 1 , 2 -3, 6 , 33 n, 66
Blanchard, Olivier J. 121
Blejer, Mario I. 132
Blinder, Alan S. 46 , 124 , 125 -7
Bodie, Zvi 134
boom:
comovement 29 -33;
initial 45 ;
investment 16 , 24 ;
size of 43
boom/bust cycle 4 , 10 , 32 , 123 , 133
Boudoukh, Jacob 137
Brainard, S. Lael 131 n
Brainard, William 143
Bresciani-Turroni, C. 105
Bryant, John H. 69 n
Buck, A. 132
Burmeister, Edwin 138 n
Burstein, Meyer 70 , 71 n
business cycles:
and growth rate changes 42 -3;
immediate contractions 36 -40;
monetary transmission 60 -4;
real and monetary theories of 1 ;
risk-return trade-offs 1 , 30 -2;
theories 116
bust(s) 4 ;
and cluster of errors 34 -6;
boom/bust cycle 4 , 10 , 32 ;
changes in growth rate and 43 ;
size of 43
Butos, William N. 121 , 147 n

c
Cagan, Philip 71 -2, 74 n
Cambridge debates 108 -14
Campbell, John Y. 89 , 148
Canadian economy 32 n
capital:
asset pricing model 22 ;
average durability 3 (Table 1.1);
durability

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures and Tables vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - A Risk-Based Theory in Real Terms 13
  • 3 - A Risk-Based Theory in Monetary Terms 44
  • 4 - Business Cycles Without Rational Expectations: 76
  • 5 - Empirical Evidence 115
  • Bibliography 150
  • Index 167
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