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Effect of Savings on a Gas-Like Model Economy with Credit and Debt

Departamento de Matemáticas Aplicadas y Sistemas, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Cuajimalpa, Vasco de Quiroga 4871, Ciudad de México 05348, Mexico
Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Plan de Agua Prieta 66, Ciudad de México 11350, Mexico
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Academic Editor: Kimmo Kaski
Entropy 2021, 23(2), 196;
Received: 31 December 2020 / Revised: 30 January 2021 / Accepted: 2 February 2021 / Published: 5 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Statistical Physics and Social Sciences)
In kinetic exchange models, agents make transactions based on well-established microscopic rules that give rise to macroscopic variables in analogy to statistical physics. These models have been applied to study processes such as income and wealth distribution, economic inequality sources, economic growth, etc., recovering well-known concepts in the economic literature. In this work, we apply ensemble formalism to a geometric agents model to study the effect of saving propensity in a system with money, credit, and debt. We calculate the partition function to obtain the total money of the system, with which we give an interpretation of the economic temperature in terms of the different payment methods available to the agents. We observe an interplay between the fraction of money that agents can save and their maximum debt. The system’s entropy increases as a function of the saved proportion, and increases even more when there is debt. View Full-Text
Keywords: econophysics; savings propensity; geometric models econophysics; savings propensity; geometric models
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Chacón-Acosta, G.; Ángeles-Sánchez, V. Effect of Savings on a Gas-Like Model Economy with Credit and Debt. Entropy 2021, 23, 196.

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Chacón-Acosta G, Ángeles-Sánchez V. Effect of Savings on a Gas-Like Model Economy with Credit and Debt. Entropy. 2021; 23(2):196.

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Chacón-Acosta, Guillermo, and Vanessa Ángeles-Sánchez. 2021. "Effect of Savings on a Gas-Like Model Economy with Credit and Debt" Entropy 23, no. 2: 196.

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