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Time Preference and Interest Rate in a dynamic general Equilibrium Model

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  • Wang, Gaowang

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This paper reexamines the relationship between the time preference rate and the real interest rate in the neoclassical growth model by introducing Keynesian time preference. It is shown that the long-run behavior of the neoclassical growth model persists. When introduucing money by money-in-utility, money is superneutral and the optimal monetary policy is the Friedman rule.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34063.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34063

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Keywords: Keynesian time preference; Monetary Superneutrality; Optimum Quantity of Money;

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