The Nature of Money in Post-Keynesian Institutionalists: Turkey Case

Başak Gül Aktakaş, Cemil Serhat Akın, Okyay Uçan
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It is evident that the views of Post Keynesian and Institutionalist Economics regarding the money and credit are hard to be separated from one another; moreover, considering their similarities, it is observed that they are good examples of the topic. The fact that the studies on money and credit are performed within the framework of the institutions leads them to be one of the most striking features of combining the two approaches. The financial institutions, which launch the basic features of money, change as well as reflecting it, form one of the main parts of Post-Keynesian theory of money and finance. In the present study, Post-Keynesian Institutional approach and their perspectives on money emerging as the combination of Post-Keynesian and Institutional economics along with performing an opposing view to the orthodox economic analyses are discussed both theoretically and empirically. The empirical study based on the VEC model is conducted on the determinants of the amount of money throughout Turkey. Accordingly, taking 1987: Q1 2011: Q1 period into account, the endogeneity of money supply in Turkey was investigated. The findings obtained as a result of the study is consistent with the the Post-Keynesian Institutionalist approach.

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