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Veröffentlicht in: Oldenburg Discussion Papers 409, May 2018.

Autoren: Oliver Richters and Erhard Glötzl

Abstract

In monetary Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) models, accounting identities reduce the number of behavioral functions to avoid an overdetermined system of equations. We relax this restriction using a differential-algebraic equation framework of constrained dynamics. Agents exert forces on the variables according to their desire, for instance to gradually improve their utility. The parameter ‚economic power‘ corresponds to their ability to assert their interest. In analogy to Lagrangian mechanics, system constraints generate additional constraint forces that lead to unintended dynamics. We exemplify the procedure using a simple SFC model and reveal its implicit assumptions about power relations and agents‘ preferences.