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A New Approach to Inflation Aversion

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  • Gaowang Wang

    (Wuhan University)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (CEMA, Central University of Finance and Economics
    Shenzhen University
    Wuhan University)

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This paper reexamines monetary non-superneutrality and the optimality of the optimum quantity of money in the money-in-utility Sidrauski model with endogenous fluctuations of the time preference by introducing in?ation aversion. It is shown that the long-run superneutrality of the standard Sidrauski model does not hold, and Friedman's optimum quantity of money is not optimal.

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Paper provided by China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics in its series CEMA Working Papers with number 471.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Publication status: Published in Economic Modelling, Jul 2011, pages 1802-1807
Handle: RePEc:cuf:wpaper:471

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Keywords: Inflation Aversion; Endogenous Time Preference; Monetary Superneutrality; Optimum Quantity of Money;

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