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Limited Asset Market Participation: Does it Really Matter for Monetary Policy?

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  • Guido Ascari

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    (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia)

  • Andrea Colciago

    (Department of Economics, University of Milano Bicocca)

  • Lorenza Rossi

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    (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia)

Abstract

We study the design of monetary policy in an economy characterized by staggered wage and price contracts together with limited asset market participation (LAMP). Contrary to previous results, we find that once nominal wage stickiness, an incontrovertible empirical fact, is considered: i) the Taylor Principle is restored as a necessary condition for equilibrium determinacy for any empirically plausible degree of LAMP; ii) the effect of LAMP for the design of optimal monetary policy are minor; iii) optimal interest rate rules become active no matter the degree of asset market participation. For this reasons we argue that LAMP does not matter much for monetary policy.

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Paper provided by University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods in its series Quaderni di Dipartimento with number 124.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pav:wpaper:124

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Keywords: optimal monetary policy; sticky wages; non-Ricardian household; determinacy; optimal simple rules.;

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  1. Buffie, Edward F., 2013. "The Taylor principle fights back, Part I," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 2771-2795.
  2. Di Bartolomeo, Giovanni & Tirelli, Patrizio & Acocella, Nicola, 2012. "Inflation targets and endogenous wage markups in a New Keynesian model," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 391-403.
  3. Giorgio Motta & Patrizio Tirelli, 2012. "Income inequality and macroeconomic stability in a New Keynesian model with limited asset market participation," Working Papers 219, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2012.
  4. Giorgio Motta & Patrizio Tirelli, 2010. "Money Targeting, Heterogeneous Agents and Dynamic Instability," Working Papers 193, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2010.
  5. Paloviita, Maritta & Kinnunen, Helvi, 2011. "Real time analysis of euro area fiscal policies: adjustment to the crisis," Research Discussion Papers 21/2011, Bank of Finland.

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