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Money And Monetary Policy In Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

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  • ARNAB BHATTACHARJEE
  • CHRISTOPH THOENISSEN

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We compare two methods of motivating money in New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models-money-in-the-utility function and the cash-in-advance (CIA) constraint-as well as two ways of modelling monetary policy: the interest rate feedback rule and money growth rules. As an aid to model selection, we use a new econometric measure of the distance between model and data variance-covariance matrices. The proposed measure is useful in distinguishing between alternative general equilibrium models. Drawing on our econometric analysis, we argue that the CIA model, closed by a money growth rule, comes closest to the data. Copyright � 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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Volume (Year): 75 (2007)
Issue (Month): s1 (09)
Pages: 88-122

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:75:y:2007:i:s1:p:88-122

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  1. Sergei Ivashchenko, 2013. "Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with banks and endogenous defaults of firms," EUSP Deparment of Economics Working Paper Series Ec-02/13, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
  2. Nolan, Charles & Thoenissen, Christoph, 2008. "Financial shocks and the US business cycle," SIRE Discussion Papers 2008-58, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
  3. Jagjit S. Chadha, 2008. "Productivity, Preferences and UIP Deviations in an Open Economy Business Cycle Model," Studies in Economics 0808, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  4. Le, Vo Phuong Mai & Minford, Patrick & Wickens, Michael, 2010. "The 'Puzzles' methodology: En route to Indirect Inference?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 1417-1428, November.
  5. Seitz, Franz & Schmidt, Markus A., 2014. "Money in modern macro models: A review of the arguments," OTH im Dialog: Weidener Diskussionspapiere 37, University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden (OTH).
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  7. Keen, Steve, 2013. "A monetary Minsky model of the Great Moderation and the Great Recession," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 221-235.
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  9. Benchimol, Jonathan & Fourçans, André, 2010. "Money and Risk Aversion in a DSGE Framework: A Bayesian Application to the Euro Zone," ESSEC Working Papers DR 10005, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School.

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