The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars who wish to understand where the action is." 0000002432 00000 n De Grauwe, P (2012) Lectures on Behavioural Macroeconomics, Princeton University Press. Paul De Grauwe recently wrote a textbook on Behavioral Macroeconomics. a "Behavioral Macroeconomics" in order to explain "Macroeconomic Behav- ... 3 lays the foundations for an alternative explanation by analysing the main assumptions of the New Keynesian model putting particular emphasis on the role of the time horizon, money, and capital accumulation. (DE-101)1001494865: Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Kaiser. This has to do with the fact that in more flexible economies prices and wages have a greater role to play in adjustments to emerging disequilibria. relates to the decision-making process behind an economic outcome of individuals and institutions Beyond the minimum point further increases in flexibility lead to lower output volatility at the expense of higher inflation volatility. A world without the WTO: what’s at stake? Akerlof (2002) Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior Camerer and Loewenstein (2004) Behavioral Economics: Past, Present, Future Crawford (2013) Boundedly Rational versus Optimization-Based Models of Strategic Thinking and Learning in Games Fudenberg (2006) Advancing beyond Advances in behavioral economics These deviations from rational calculation are introduced as “non-standard” (the standard being neoclassical economics) or reflections of “bias”. further increases in flexibility lead to less volatility of output at the expense of increasing inflation volatility). Erster Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop; BaGBeM Research Workshop "Behavioral Principles of Decision Making in Complex Intertemporal Problems" BaGBeM Research Workshop "Microeconomic Foundations for Classical and Post-Keynesian Economics" BaGBeM Research Workshop "Bounded Rationality in Macroeconomic Models" BaGBeM Research Workshop "Structural Vector Autoregressive … business cycle fluctuations, DSGE models, behavioural macroeconomics, heuristics, adaptive learning, agent-based models, output gap, inflation, animal spirits. We find that structural reforms that increase the flexibility of wages and prices can have profound effects on the dynamics of the business cycle. The first is through the sensitivity of inflation to the output gap in the New Keynesian Philips curve (supply equation). We need to do better – and that is what we have been trying to do in a series of publications (De Grauwe 2012, De Grauwe and Corrado 2015, De Grauwe and Ji 2016, 2017a). These models find it difficult to explain the fat tails in the distribution of the output gap. For values of b2 exceeding 0.5, these trade-offs become positively sloped – that is, when c1 (the inflation parameter in the Taylor rule) increases, both inflation and output volatility decline. This means that if the central bank keeps its inflation control unchanged, increasing flexibility creates a new trade-off, which is negatively sloped – that is, more flexibility then reduces output volatility at the expense of more inflation variability. We show the result for a given c1 = 1.5 (the inflation parameter) and c2 = 0.5 (the output parameter) in Figure 2. To support rigorous and objective research projects on U.S. economic structure, behavior, and performance whose findings inform and strengthen decision-making by … This is not so when the economy is too rigid. Fagiolo et al. It is not the result of imposing such a feature on the stochastic shocks hitting the economy. 0000003424 00000 n Figure 2 allows us to obtain some insights about the optimal level of flexibility. "These Lectures on Behavioral Macroeconomics remind us that De Grauwe is also an excellent macroeconomic theorist and a wonderful narrator. Instead, these agents use simple forecasting rules (heuristics) and evaluate the forecasting performances of these rules ex post. 2013, ECB 2015). Moreover, it is often useful to assume that the time horizon is inflnite. 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Behavioral Macroeconomics Via Sparse Dynamic Programming Xavier Gabaix March 16, 2017 Abstract This paper proposes a tractable way to model boundedly rational dynamic programming. This evaluation leads them to switch to the rules that perform best. There are many ways in which one can depart from mainstream macroeconomic models. This may lead to the conclusion that flexibility is always welfare improving – but that is not the case. Cacciatore, M, R Duval and G Fiori (2012) “Short-term gain or pain? 0000009801 00000 n Simon, H (1957), "A behavioural model of rational choice", in Models of Man, Social and Rational: Mathematical Essays on Rational Human Behavior in a Social Setting, New York: Wiley. Blanchard, O (2017) “Do DSGE models have a future?” in R Gürkaynak and C Tille (eds), DSGE Models in the Conduct of Policy: Use as Intended, VoxEU ebook. 0000002948 00000 n Just like economics consists of micr oeconomics and macroeconomics, both finance and behavioral finance can be similarly . FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIORAL FINANCE. Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models are still dominant in mainstream macroeconomics, but they are only able to explain business cycle fluctuations as the result of exogenous shocks. 0000004688 00000 n Where the optimum flexibility will be reached then depends on the preferences about inflation versus output volatility. Behavioural research explains human behaviour through the lens of social preferences, heuristics and norms, … 0000014164 00000 n Akerlof, G and R Shiller (2009) Animal spirits: How human psychology drives the economy and why it matters for global capitalism, Princeton University Press. 0000001525 00000 n Behavioral Foundations for Keynesian Macroeconomics: The Consumption Function These reforms lead to a lowering of mark ups in the goods and labour markets and move the economy closer to perfect competition. I shall begin my review by describing one of my ear- liest attempts in this fi eld, which led to the discovery of the role of asymmetric information in markets. Colander, D, P Howitt, A Kirman, A Leijonhufvud and P Mehrling (2008), "Beyond DSGE models: Toward an empirically based macroeconomics", American Economic Review 98(2): 236-40. 88 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 92 /H [ 1889 543 ] /L 134622 /E 15514 /N 23 /T 132744 >> endobj xref 88 58 0000000016 00000 n Presently, many macroeconomic models, representing different theories, [4] are derived by aggregating microeconomic models allowing economists to test them with both macroeconomic and … One good example is the recent effort to integrate the financial sector in DSGE models to explain the business cycle. 0000006898 00000 n John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, London School of Economics, and former member of the Belgian parliament. 2014, Cacciatore et al. This is provided under the Russell Sage Foundation. There is a growing number of researchers developing ‘agent-based’ models and ‘behavioural’ macroeconomic models (Alfarano et al. From the liberal arts perspective, this includes the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics and behavioral economics. Figure 1 Trade-off between output and inflation. (2009) carried out important econometric analysis documenting the non-normality of the distribution of output gaps and growth rates of GDP. 2008, Farmer 2006, Farmer and Foley 2009, Gatti et al. 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Model . 0000012341 00000 n 0000006190 00000 n Executive Summary This thesis strives to enrich macroeconomic theories with behavioural components. This also leads to a two-way causality. This feature of the higher moments of the output gap is generated endogenously in the model. It can be argued that in a world of great complexity that nobody fully understands, such a process of adaptive learning might be the rational way of deal handling this complexity (Simon 1957, Gigerenzer and Selten 2002, Ackerlof and Shiller2009). Put differently, in a flexible economy, attempts by the central bank to better stabilise inflation are welfare improving. This downward movement implies that increasing flexibility creates a ‘win-win’ situation in that both the volatility of output and inflation decline with increasing flexibility. 9.30 – 10.40 David 1: Welcome, Intro, & Methods in Behavioral Economics 11.00 – 12.10 Matthew 1: Normal-Science Behavioral Economics (& Camp Outline) 2.00 – 3.10 Matthew 2: Belief-Based Preferences & Intro to Prospect Theory 3.30 – 4.40 Matthew 3: Reference Dependence and News Utility 0000001826 00000 n 0000012232 00000 n In the 1976 book The Economic Approach to Human Behavior, the economist Gary S. Becker famously outlined a number of ideas known as the pillars of so-called ‘rational c… 0000004895 00000 n Homo economicus continues to reign supreme in dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. This point is obtained when flexibility is zero (i.e. Why do people buy the stuff they buy? �G��k>U'D���N��_�F�F,=��*ܙ���P��:�i_��^��}i��,�=�C����=�n�/��6��� ��Ņ11��Cљ7��\Ji��#�֧��n�xfsܷ���+㤈:�q$�� �6�:����I����)g��O>x��,y�z9J���䝙OW8�‡� Therefore, during recent decades macroeconomists have attempted to combine microeconomic models of household and business behavior to derive the relationships between macroeconomic variables. Gabaix, X (2014), “A sparsity-based model of bounded rationality”, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1661–1710. 1.2 Behaviour. The economics of insurance and its borders with general finance, Maturity mismatch stretching: Banking has taken a wrong turn. 0000010067 00000 n Nothing really can go wrong in models populated by supreme agents peacefully optimising and endowed with great cognitive abilities that allow them to understand the complexities of the world. Date: 15.-16. 2005, Tesfatsion and Judd 2006, Colander et al. Clearly, this must be located to the left of the minimum point of the relationship. We need to do better – and that is what we have been trying to do in a series of publications (De Grauwe 2012, De Grauwe and Corrado 2015, De Grauwe and Ji 2016, 2017a). We conclude that the degree of flexibility has profound effects on the trade-offs central banks encounter in their attempts to stabilise the economy. 0000003307 00000 n In this case, the trade-off is negatively sloped. Bozio, Garbinti, Goupille-Lebret, Guillot, Piketty, 8 December 2020 - 8 June 2021 / Online seminar / CEPR, 9 - 10 December 2020 / Online / Cornell University, Eichengreen, Avgouleas, Poiares Maduro, Panizza, Portes, Weder di Mauro, Wyplosz, Zettelmeyer, Baldwin, Beck, Bénassy-Quéré, Blanchard, Corsetti, De Grauwe, den Haan, Giavazzi, Gros, Kalemli-Ozcan, Micossi, Papaioannou, Pesenti, Pissarides , Tabellini, Weder di Mauro. Technically, this means that the distribution of the output gap and output growth is non-Gaussian and exhibits fat tails. 0000008991 00000 n 0000005390 00000 n Chapter 2: The Scientific Foundation of the New Keynesian Macroeconomic . In the spirit of Keynes’ General Theory, behavioral macroeconomists are rebuilding the microfoundations that were sacked by the New Classical economics. 0000006920 00000 n Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists, Behavioural economics is also useful in macroeconomics, Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji 01 November 2017. 0000004164 00000 n However, the results of these models depend on the assumption that the shocks are serially-correlated. In order to do so, we constructed policy trade-offs of the central bank for different levels of flexibility. Behavioral Foundations for Keynesian Macroeconomics: The Consumption Function Fabio D’Orlando and Eleonora Sanfilippo∗ Preliminary Draft Abstract This paper aims to discuss: (i) the presence of behavioral assumptions in Keynes’s General Theory; and (ii) the possibility of grounding a Keynesian-type consumption function This briefing distils many concepts from behavioural economics and psychology down to seven key principles, which highlight the main shortfalls in the neoclassical model of human behaviour. While sharing many theoretical and psychologically based tools with behavioural macroeconomics, our contribution does not have the aim of proposing more empirically robust foundations for macroeconomics or for the business cycle. The University offers grants to students who will conduct research about behavioral economics. The foundation’s Behavioral Economics program supports research that uses insights and methods from psychology, economics, sociology, political science and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. 0000009013 00000 n Such an explanation is not satisfactory, as it shifts the burden of explaining the business cycle to outside forces. They have to rely on large exogenous shocks as explanations of the boom and bust features of business cycles. The Bamberg Research Group on Behavioral Macroeconomics and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) are pleased to host their first Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on the 15 th and 16 th of June 2018, on “New Approaches to Macro-Financial Instability and Inequality”. 2011, … … In that case, the central bank can pursue a tighter inflation target without paying a price in terms of a higher output volatility. "—Domenico Delli Gatti, Journal of Economic Literature "De Grauwe voices the concerns of many macroeconomists regarding the empirical plausibility of the rational expectations assumption. The workshop will take place at the University of Bamberg, Germany. 0000008292 00000 n Our decisions would be the result of a careful weighing of costs and benefits and informed by existing preferences. 0000004416 00000 n In these models, individual agents maximise an infinite horizon utility function using rational forecasts based on all available information including the information embedded in the model. Behavioural economics is seeing increased acceptance as a legitimate way of thinking about economic issues. 0000003135 00000 n The second way we introduce structural reforms is through changes in the supply equation. �3ȥ�(������g��a��g�� De Grauwe, P and Y Ji (2017b), “Structural reforms and monetary policies in a behavioural macroeconomic model", CEPR, Discussion Paper no 12336. 0000003773 00000 n Behavioural and Post-Keynesian Foundations for a new Macroeconomics Steven Hail A thesis submitted to Flinders University in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Flinders Business School March 2016 . In classical economics, most models assume that consumers behave rationally. De Grauwe, P and Y Ji (2016), “International correlation of business cycles in a behavioural macroeconomic model”, CEPR, Discussion Paper, April. 0000002883 00000 n Contrary to mainstream top-down models in which agents are capable of understanding the whole picture and use this superior information to determine their optimal plans, the models used in this book are bottom-up models in which all agents experience cognitive limitations. A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets”, OECD, Economics Department Working paper no 948. We have chosen to do so by assuming that agents experience cognitive limitations preventing them from having rational expectations. We also found, however, that there is a limit to the comfort flexibility can provide to central bankers. Thus, one can conclude that when the economy is very rigid, a central bank that pursues its inflation target with increasing intensity faces a classical negatively sloped trade-off between inflation and output volatility. In an ideal world, defaults, frames, and price anchors would not have any bearing on consumer choices. 2012, Everaert and Schule 2006, Gomes et al. Galí, J (2008), Monetary policy, inflation and the business cycle, Princeton University Press. We introduce structural reforms in the context of this behavioural model through two channels. These come close to the observed correlations. 0000011518 00000 n In general, in more flexible economies central banks do not face the same kind of uncomfortable trade-offs as in rigid economies. This adaptive learning assumption introduced in an otherwise standard New Keynesian macroeconomic model produces endogenous waves of optimism and pessimism (animal spirits) that drive the business cycle in a self-fulfilling way. June 2018. We are, of course, not alone in exploring different tracks of macroeconomic modelling. G��{̪M)�pج�[s�9��q�^�$s2XN-����^���(��A�M�}���A�5�� ���c��z��;tQ*�}Ut�`��ԉ�����M���1���d��h+N��`p��[o��S�8�$f[��y�W��v� @��7�W��x"�C���A��|�G*�Ӓ�ﶔ�}3i �EW\�_�U1��c��$7����_���"��ƹςc���%�\�t NQ\�2�Q{Q=. In order to understand this, start from point A. 0000013738 00000 n In order to understand Figure 1 let us first concentrate on the case of low flexibility (b2 = 0.1). Gürkaynak, R and C Tille (2017), “DSGE models in the conduct of policy: Use as Intended”, VoxEU. The contrast with standard DSGE-models is significant. 0000003839 00000 n De Grauwe, P and Y Ji (2017a) “Inflation targets and the zero lower bound in a behavioural macroeconomic model", Economica, forthcoming. These models then lead to the view that business cycle fluctuations occur as a result of exogenous events (shocks) that force individuals to reconsider their optimal plans. Hommes, C and J Lustenhouwer (2016), “Managing heterogeneous and unanchored expectations: A monetary policy analysis”, Working Paper, Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam. Any point on the positively sloped part can be improved upon by increasing flexibility. 0000010819 00000 n These cannot be easily explained in standard macroeconomic models except by (again) assuming common exogenous shocks. One issue is the high synchronisation of national business cycles in the industrialised world. The latter is measured by the sensitivity of inflation to the output gap in the New Keynesian Philips curve (called b2). 0000014848 00000 n AKERLOF: BEHAVIORAL MACROECONOMICS In what follows I shall describe how behav-ioral macroeconomists, incorporating realistic assumptions grounded in psychological and so-ciological observation, have produced models that comfortably account for each of these mac-roeconomic phenomena. - Martin Dufwenberg, University of Arizona "Sanjit Dhami's Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis is a major and most impressive achievement. Therefore, economics is the foundation of behavioral economics. One of the most important is the effect of fairness considerations on wages and employment relationships. Muellbauer, J (2016), “Macroeconomics and consumption”, CEPR Discussion paper 11588; Oxford University, Department of Economics working paper 811. De Grauwe, P and C Macchiarelli (2015) “Animal spirits and credit cycles”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 59: 95-117. 0000003666 00000 n Figure 2 The optimal level of flexibility. This is much less the case in mainstream macroeconomics, however. A low sensitivity of the rate of inflation with respect to the output gap is indicative of wage and price rigidities. For this purpose, laboratory experiments are conducted to investigate effects The agent uses an endogenously simpli ed, or \sparse," model of the world and the conse-quences of his actions and acts according to a behavioral Bellman equation. %PDF-1.3 %���� Booms and busts are all the result of exogenous disturbances (Smets and Wouters 2007, Gali 2008). Behavioural economics is a rather recent field of mainstream economics; it predominantly deals with human behaviour’s deviations from the model of the homo economicus or rational man. That is, optimism (pessimism) leads to an increase (decline) in output, and the increase (decline) in output in term intensifies optimism (pessimism) (De Grauwe 2012, De Grauwe and Ji 2017a). Eggertson et al. The seven principles: Other people’s behaviour matters: people do many things by observing others and copying; people are encouraged to continue to do things when they feel other people approve of their b The foundation of behavioral finance is an area based on an interdisciplinary approach including scholars from the social sciences and business schools. Alfarano, S, T Lux and F Wagner (2005), “Estimation of agent-based models: The case of an asymmetric herding model”, Computational Economics 26: 19–49. 0000008314 00000 n We have used our behavioural macroeconomic model to analyse different macroeconomic issues. 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