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Interest Rate Rules and Macroeconomic Stabilization

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  • Mark Weder

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    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, School of Economics in its series School of Economics Working Papers with number 2006-01.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2006-01

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Keywords: cash-in-advance economies; Taylor rules; sunspot equilibria;

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