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Interest rate rules and macroeconomic stabilization

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  • Mark Weder

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High degrees of relative risk aversion induce indeterminacy in cashin- advance economies. This paper finds that Taylor-style policies can preempt such sunspot equilibria. Specific policy recommendations depend on the fundamentals of the economy, i.e. the empirically true value of coefficient of relative risk aversion.

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Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Recherches économiques de Louvain.

Volume (Year): 72 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 195-204

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