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Habit Persistence, Money Growth Rule and Real Indeterminacy

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  • Stephane Auray

    (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)

  • Fabrice Collard

    (Universite de Toulouse)

  • Patrick Feve

    (Universite de Toulouse)

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This paper studies the dynamic properties of a standard cash-in-advance model modified to include habit persistence over preferences. The central bank is assumed to follow an exogenous money growth rule. We show that equilibrium real indeterminacy is more likely to occur when habit persistence is high enough. We then establish that, in contrast to the standard CIA model, the implied sunspot dynamics may be non-oscillatory. This result is robust against alternative specifications provided the rigid CIA assumption is maintained. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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Article provided by Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics in its journal Review of Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 8 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 48-67

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Keywords: Habit persistence; Cash-in-advance; Exogenous Money Growth Rule; Real indeterminacy;

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  1. Mark Weder, 2006. "Interest Rate Rules and Macroeconomic Stabilization," School of Economics Working Papers 2006-01, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  2. Scheffel, Eric, 2008. "Consumption Velocity in a Cash Costly-Credit Model," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2008/31, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
  3. Shu-Hua Chen, 2012. "On the Growth and Stability Effects of Habit Formation and Durability in Consumption," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 13(2), pages 283-298, November.
  4. Seiya Fujisaki, 2009. "Habit Formation, Interest-Rate Control and Equilibrium Determinacy," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 09-23, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).

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