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Abstract

Recognizing different types of savings allows for a more fruitful analysis of the business cycle. Sustainable investment activities must be financed by an equivalent amount of savings, both in length of availability and quantity. Upward sloping yield curves are a feature of the unhampered loanable funds market. Interest rates differ along this curve depending on the investment community’s demand for funds. While free market maturity mismatching can be successful and advance intermediation, the existence of either a central bank or a fractional reserve banking system skew the yield curve, resulting in malinvestment fueled boom-bust cycles. Credit expansion alone fails to explain the full extent of these cycles. Additional causes of the business cycle are found via excessive maturity mistmatched borrowing driven by three banking sector interventions: credit expansion, the provision of a lender of last resort, and government bailout guarantees.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: The Term Structure of Savings, the Yield Curve, and Maturity Mismatching-

Language: English-

Keywords: business cycles, recession, term structure of interest rates,monetary policy-

Subjects: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E02 - Institutions and the MacroeconomyE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and CyclesE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E43 - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and EffectsE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy-





Author: Bagus, Philipp

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/79592/







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