Modelos Contables Y Comprensión De La Crisis Financiera (Understanding Financial Crisis Through Accounting Models)

Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 14, No. 26, primer semestre de 2012

30 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012

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D.J. Bezemer

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper presents evidence that macroeconomic accounting models helped to anticipate the credit crisis and economic recession, whereas equilibrium models, ubiquitous in mainstream policy and research, did not. This study traces the intellectual pedigree of the accounting approach as an alternative to neo-classical economics, and the post-war rise and decline of flow-of-funds models in policy use. The paper includes contemporary case studies of both types of models, and considers why the accounting approach has remained outside mainstream economics. Finally, it provides constructive recommendations for revising financial stability evaluation methods, and advocates an ‘accounting of economics’

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Keywords: credit crisis, recession, prediction, macroeconomics, flow of funds, neoclassical economics, accounting research

JEL Classification: E19, F37, G01, M41

Suggested Citation

Bezemer, Dirk J., Modelos Contables Y Comprensión De La Crisis Financiera (Understanding Financial Crisis Through Accounting Models) (2012). Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 14, No. 26, primer semestre de 2012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2091314

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