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Temporary Bubbles and Discount Window Policy

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  • Tarishi Matsuoka

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    (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University)

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This paper presents a monetary growth model where limited communication and random relocation create endogenous roles for money and banks. The economy can exhibit two different regimes. In the first, money is a dominated asset and banks economize cash reserves. In the second, money has the same return as capital and banks use the reserves as storage. I show that the economy can experience switching between the two regimes and that cyclical bubbles can occur. In addition, discount window lending is considered as a counter-bubble policy. I also show that the discount window can simultaneously lead the economy to the social optimum and stabilize bubbly fluctuations when the economy is dynamically inefficient.

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Paper provided by Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research in its series KIER Working Papers with number 802.

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Length: 26pages
Date of creation: Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:802

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Keywords: overlapping generations; temporary bubbles; discount window;

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