تئوری بازی ها و گمانه زنی ها در اوراق قرضه دولتی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|7631||2012||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7180 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Economic Modelling, Volume 29, Issue 6, November 2012, Pages 2417–2426
The aim of this paper is to propose a method to stabilize the rapid variations on the value of government bonds issued by the States, using Game Theory. In particular, we focus our attention on three players: a large speculative bank (hereinafter called Speculator), having immediate access to the market of government bonds, the European Central Bank (ECB) and a State in economic crisis, with a high public debt. In this regard, we will analyze the interaction between these three subjects: the Speculator, our first player, the ECB, our second player, and the State, our third player. The financial crisis, that hit the market of European government bonds, showed us that large speculators can influence the financial markets and benefit from the creation of arbitrage opportunities caused by themselves. In this way, the default probability of States in economic difficulty increases significantly and alarmingly. We already heard to talk about concepts like “spread” and “public debt,” which has crippled the economies of great States, for instance Italy. In this paper we propose on financial transactions the introduction of a tax, which hits only the speculative profits. We show how the above tax would probably be able to avert the speculation. For this purpose, we compare the different behaviors adopted by the Speculator and by the ECB in case of absence or presence of the tax, with the consequent effects on the State that sells its government bonds, paying particular attention to the movement of the game equilibria. In fact, with the introduction of our tax, all equilibria of the game become excellent for the State in economic difficulty.
Lately, the global economic crisis is increased, affecting even States considered very important in the economy (as for example Italy). One of the causes of the crisis is the exponential growth in government bonds yields, which have increased the public debt (up to May 2011 the Italian government bonds offered a yield of approximately 4.80%, while in December 2011 it rose above the 7.50%). Fig. 1, made by Richard Portes, Professor of Economics at London Business School, shows the Italian situation (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16090055).In this regard, with our model (for a complete study of a game see Agreste et al., 2012, Baglieri et al., 2012, Carfi, 2008, Carfì, 2009a, David, 2009b, Carfi, 2009c, Carfi, 2010, Carfi and Musolino, 2011, Carfì and Musolino, 2011b, Carfi and Musolino, 2012a, Carfì and Musolino, 2012b, Carfì and Musolino, 2012c, Carfì and Musolino, 2012d, Carfì and Musolino, submitted for publication-a, Carfì and Musolino, submitted for publication-b, Carfì and Musolino, submitted for publication-c, Carfì and Ricciardello, 2010, Carfì and Ricciardello, 2012a, Carfì and Ricciardello, 2012, Carfì and Schilirò, 2012a, Carfì and Schilirò, 2012b, Musolino, 2012 and Musolino, submitted for publication), we intend to propose a possible method to stabilize the government bonds markets of the States in economic difficulty, without any losses of collective gain. In this way, with the introduction of a simple but effective tax, the market would be able by itself to reduce yields on government bonds, without further economic measures at global level: thus the States in financial difficulty could finally begin (hopefully) a slow but steady economic recovery.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
We just studied two games with the same agents: the first game is a simplified representation of the reality; in the second one we suggest a possible regulatory model that provides the stabilization of the government bonds market through the introduction of a tax on government bonds transactions. 11.0.1. No tax game Without the introduction of the tax, the defensive and Nash equilibria lead most likely in the point B. But the point B is not a good point of arrival for the State in economic difficulty, because the yield on its bonds remains at high levels and unchanged. In this regard, the only possible satisfactory solution is a cooperative solution between the two players: the Speculator and the ECB play the strategies x = 0 and y = 1 arriving to point A′ and dividing the collective win by contract (at the same time, the yield on government bonds of the State decreases, and so the total gain of the three subjects of our game is the same than that one in the point B′). But the cooperative solution leaves us dissatisfied. In fact the cooperative solution is difficult to implement because the ECB should achieve an agreement with the Speculator before that the Speculator plays a strategy x > 0, and is almost impossible to know in advance the intentions of all the potential speculators in the bonds market. For this reason, it is necessary a preventive economic measure. 11.0.2. Game with tax In the regulatory model that we proposed with the introduction of our tax, we note that the Nash and defensive equilibria of the game move to point A. The point A is an optimal point for the State in economic difficulty, because the yield on its bonds is reduced, allowing the State to move the first step towards economic recovery. But in this case, the point A′ is also a quite good point for the Speculator and the ECB, because they are on the weak maximal Pareto boundary: we transformed the politically more desirable solution in a solution convenient for all parties involved. In this way, the collective gain is not subject to losses than the no tax game, and once and for all we solve the problem of too high yield on government bonds. Moreover, the introduction of our tax is a preventive deterrent for the presence of the speculators in the bonds market.