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Efficacy of Monetary Policy and Limited Asset Market Participation

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  • Giovanni Di Bartolomeo

    (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

  • Lorenza Rossi

    (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

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A common wisdom argues that limited asset market participation reduces the efficacy of monetary policy. This paper investigates this issue in the context of the New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. Despite limited participation actually reduces effects of interest rate policies by reducing the effect on inter-temporal allocation of consumption, we find an opposite result. Monetary policy becomes more effective as long as the share of agents who cannot access to the financial market increases. The reason has a very Keynesian flavor.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0508027.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 25 Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0508027

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Keywords: Consumers’ heterogeneity; efficacy of monetary policy; rule- of-thumb.;

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Cited by:
  1. Colciago, Andrea, 2005. "Rule of Thumb Consumers Meet Sticky Wages," MPRA Paper 3275, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 27 Apr 2007.
  2. Camelia Ioana Ucenic & Laura Bacali, 2008. "The Impact Of It Advance Of Smes� For The Romanian Economy," Working Papers 0804, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  3. Di Bartolomeo Giovanni & Manzo Marco, 2007. "Do tax distortions lead to more indeterminacy? A New Keynesian perspective," wp.comunite 0013, Department of Communication, University of Teramo.
  4. Guido Ascari & Andrea Colciago & Lorenza Rossi, 2010. "Limited Asset Market Participation: Does it Really Matter for Monetary Policy?," Quaderni di Dipartimento 124, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods.

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