Monetary Policy and the New Economy : Between Supply Shock and Financial Bubble
AbstractThis paper deals with some issues that recently arised from the puzzling evolution of Stock Markets during the nineties, in particular from the sharp increase of equity prices on the Nasdaq. We examine the hypothesis according to which such a bullish market could be explained by investors' increasingly optimistic expectations about the 'New economy' perspectives. We then analyse to what extent the evolution of financial markets may have recently affected aggregate demand in a stronger way than in the past. Using a simple aggregate model with rational expectations, we finally show how monetary policy decisions should be influenced by such changes in the behaviour of investors and consumers.
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Monetary Policy; Inflation and Output gap targeting; New Economy and Financial Exuberance;
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- Eric Dor & in Durré, 2002. "Monetary Policy and the New Economy. Between Supply Shock and Financial Bubble," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 68(1), pages 221-237.
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
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