I have been invited to give a course on sfc models in Pavia (Dec.14-16), along with a seminar on the current financial crisis (my slides, in Italian, are here).

Here are the slides I used to introduce the course. The course developed a simple sfc-model from the very beginning:

- Model matrices
- The simple model, simulated in Excel
- Simple calculations to obtain reasonable parameters for the equations

Eviews models are available here. They include

**model1**: a simple sfc model with banks. Income distribution is fixed, investment growth is given. The hidden equation is deposits = loans**model2**: same as model 1, but with more reasonable values for capital depreciation, so that all stocks have reasonable values**model3**: first attempt to introduce a price for equities and portfolio choice between equities and deposits, but the accounting is wrong…**model4**: as model 3, but the accounting (for the demand for loans) has been fixed**model5**: as model 4, with a better specification for expected wealth**model6**: investment growth now depends on capacitiy utilization and the cost of borrowing**model7**: endogenous price level, accounting at constant and current prices

The next logical step would be to introduce a Phillips curve…

That’s interesting. Don’t you have an english version of your seminar slides?

I am preparing a new one for a more complex model.

Hi Gennaro,

I tried to use your model, but my E-VIEWS 5.1 crashed. I can opened the model but it is impossible to make the experiments.

Edwin

Edwin, all programs have been written with Eviews 7.1. But model 1 should work on Eviews 5.1. Are you having problems with all models?