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Money and Endogenous Growth in a Cash-in-Advance Model with Social Status

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  • Hung-Ju Chen

    (Department of Economics, National Taiwan University)

  • Jang-Ting Guo

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    (Department of Economics, University of California Riverside)

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Motivated by the substantial increase of nominal money supply in the U.S. economy since late 2008, this paper examines the equilibrium growth effect of money/inflation within a standard one-sector AK model of endogenous growth with wealth-enhanced preferences for social status and the most generalized cash-in-advance constraint. We show that the sign for the correlation between money and output growth depends crucially on (i) the liquidity-constrained ratio of consumption to investment, and (ii) how the shadow price of physical capital responds to a change in the monetary growth rate. This money-growth correlation, as well as the growth effect of social status, turns out to be closely related to the local stability properties of the economy's balanced growth path(s).

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Paper provided by University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200906.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
Date of revision: Jun 2009
Handle: RePEc:ucr:wpaper:200906

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Keywords: Money; Endogenous Growth; Cash-in-Advance Constraint; Social Status; In- determinacy;

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