Woodford and Wicksell on Interest and Prices The Place of the Pure Credit Economy in the Theory of Monetary Policy
AbstractKnut Wickwell's "pure credit economy" and Michael Woodford's "cashless economy" have much in common whereas Wickwell's model was developed in order to extend an already existing theoretical framewok, Woodford's is presented as constituting, in and of itself, a foundation for the theory of monetary policy. But models of this type are sometimes inadequate guides to policy problems. This conclusion is illustrated with reference to international monetary issues and the so-called "zero-lower bound" problem.
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- Laidler, David, 2006. "Woodford and Wicksell on Interest and Prices: The Place of the Pure Credit Economy in the Theory of Monetary Policy," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(02), pages 151-159, June.
- E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
- B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Stockholm School)
- B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
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- NEP-HPE-2004-11-07 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-IFN-2004-11-07 (International Finance)
- NEP-MAC-2004-11-07 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-MON-2004-12-21 (Monetary Economics)
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