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The Fisher Equation Controversy: A Reconciliation of Contradictory Results


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  • Jha, R.
  • Sahu, A.P.


This paper re-examines the alternative theoretical predictions in the Fischer equation literature. Theoretical predictions about the response of nominal interest rates to inflation expectations ranges from a partial to complete and more-than-complete adjustment of the nominal interest rate to anticipated inflation. Using a neoclassical monetary growth model, this study demonstrates how Mundell-Tobin, Fischer, Darby-Feldstein, Neilsen-Gandolfi, and Summers effects hold as special cases under specific assumptions about the parameter values of the model; thus suggesting that the magnitude of the response of the nominal interest rate to expected inflation depends on the empirical values of the critical parameters involved.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 747.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 1989
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:747

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Keywords: economic theory ; interest rate ; inflation;


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