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A note on the neutrality of temporary monetary disturbances

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  • Marvin Goodfriend
  • Robert G. King

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In the classical macroeconomic models constructed by Lucas (1972, 1975) and Barro (1976), monetary aggregates are assumed to be generated by a logarithmic random walk. This specification implies that all monetary growth is (a) unanticipated and (b) permanent.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in its series Working Paper with number 79-02.

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Date of creation: 1979
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedrwp:79-02

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Keywords: Macroeconomics ; Monetary policy;

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  1. Barro, Robert J., 1976. "Rational expectations and the role of monetary policy," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 2(1), pages 1-32, January.
  2. Lucas, Robert Jr., 1972. "Expectations and the neutrality of money," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 103-124, April.
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