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The Barnett Critique After Three Decades: A New Keynesian Analysis

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  • Michael T. Belongia

    (University of Mississippi)

  • Peter N. Ireland

    ()
    (Boston College)

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This paper extends a New Keynesian model to include roles for currency and deposits as competing sources of liquidity services demanded by households. It shows that, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the Barnett critique applies: While a Divisia aggregate of monetary services tracks the true monetary aggregate almost perfectly, a simple-sum measure often behaves quite differently. The model also shows that movements in both quantity and price indices for monetary services correlate strongly with movements in output following a variety of real and nominal shocks. Finally, the analysis characterizes the optimal monetary policy response to shocks that originate in an explicitly-modeled financial sector.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 736.

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Keywords: Barnett critique; Divisia; liquidity; aggregation;

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  2. Michael T. Belongia & Peter N. Ireland, 2012. "The Barnett Critique After Three Decades: A New Keynesian Analysis," NBER Working Papers 17885, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Makram El-Shagi & Sebastian Giesen & Logan J. Kelly, 2012. "Monetary Policy in a World Where Money (Also) Matters," IWH Discussion Papers 6, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Peter N. Ireland, 2010. "A New Keynesian Perspective on the Great Recession," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 735, Boston College Department of Economics.
  5. John Keating & Logan J. Kelly & Andrew Lee Smith & Victor J. Valcarcel, 2014. "A Model of Monetary Policy Shocks for Financial Crises and Normal Conditions," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201401, University of Kansas, Department of Economics.
  6. Michael T. Belongia & Peter N. Ireland, 2012. "Quantitative Easing: Interest Rates and Money in the Measurement of Monetary Policy," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 801, Boston College Department of Economics.
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