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  • Collard, Fabrice
  • Dellas, Harris
  • Ertz, Guy

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We study the properties of alternative central bank targeting procedures in a general equilibrium monetary model of the US economy with labour contracts, endogenous velocity and three shocks: money demand, supply and fiscal. Money demand -velocity- shocks emerge as the main sources of macroeconomic volatility. Consequently, nominal interest rate targeting results in greater stability than money targeting. Interestingly this holds independently of the type of the shock (unlike Poole). Interest rate targeting also generates a higher level of welfare.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 2521.

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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:2521

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Keywords: Central Bank Operating Procedures; Interest Targeting; Macroeconomic Stability; Monetary Policy And Welfare; Money Targeting;

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  1. Jana Hromcová, 2007. "On Income Velocity of Money, Precautionary Money Demand and Growth," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 90(2), pages 143-166, March.
  2. Jordi Caballe & Jana Hromcova, 2001. "The Role of Central Bank Operating Procedures in an Economy with Productive Government Spending," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 504.01, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
  3. Hromcova, Jana, 2003. "Money and growth in a cash-in-advance economy with costly credit," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 20(6), pages 1113-1136, December.
  4. Guy Ertz, 2001. "La contribution du courant des cycles réels à la théorie du cycle économique," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 215-227.
  5. Jana Hromcová, 2004. "On The Income Velocity Of Money In A Cash-In-Advance Economy With Capital," Working Papers. Serie AD 2004-21, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  6. Michael Woodford, 2001. "Inflation Stabilization and Welfare," NBER Working Papers 8071, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Sell, Friedrich L. & Kermer, Silvio, 2006. "William Poole in der modernen Makroökonomik: Exegese des ursprünglichen Beitrags und seiner Fortentwicklungen für die offene Volkswirtschaft," Working Papers in Economics 2006,3, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Economic Research Group.

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