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Monetary Transmission in the New Economy: Service Life of Capital, Transmission Channels and the Speed of Adjustment


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  • von Kalckreuth, Ulf
  • Schröder, Jürgen


This paper evaluates the consequences of accelerated technical progress for monetary transmission and the speed of adjustment in the real economy. With a decreasing service life, the long term rate relevant to real demand will resemble more closely the money market rate. We make the investment decision explicitly dependent on a long-term rate for a credit contract of finite maturity. This, along with perfect foresight, leads to a differentialdifference equation for the dynamics of transmission, which is new to the economics literature. Our analysis shows that a reduced service life of capital leads to an increased speed of adjustment of the real sector, which goes along with a reduced volatility of the exchange rate. Wherereas the interest channel becomes stronger, the exchange-rate channel loses importance. The grip of monetary policy becomes more direct: while demand will react more sharply at the beginning, the transmission process will be completed earlier. All in all, our answers as to the feasibility of monetary policy and the stability of the financial system are rather optimistic. -- Diese Arbeit untersucht die Folgen eines beschleunigten technischen Fortschritts für die monetäre Transmission und die Anpassung auf den Gütermärkten. Mit abnehmender Kapitalnutzungsdauer wird der für die aggregierte Nachfrage relevante langfristige Zins dem Geldmarktzins ähnlicher. Wir betrachten die Investitionsentscheidung in Abhängigkeit von einem langfristigen Zinssatz bezüglich eines Kreditvertrags mit beschränkter Laufzeit. Dies, gemeinsam mit perfekter Voraussicht, führt zu einer neuartigen Differenzen- Differentialgleichung für den Transmissionsprozess. Unsere Untersuchung zeigt, daß eine abnehmende Kapitalnutzungsdauer zu einer erhöhten Anpassungsgeschwindigkeit auf den Gütermärkten führt, was eine verminderte Volatilität auf den Devisenmärkten bedingt. Während der Zinskanal stärker wird, verliert der Wechselkurskanal an Gewicht. Die geldpolitische Wirkung wird direkter: Zu Beginn reagiert die Nachfrage stärker, und der Transmissionspozeß ist früher abgeschlossen. Insgesamt sind unsere Ergebnisse bezüglich geldpolitischer Kontrolle und Stabilität der Finanzmärkte recht optimistisch.

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Paper provided by Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre in its series Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies with number 2002,16.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:bubdp1:4181

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Keywords: Monetäre Transmission; Zinsstruktur; New Economy; Monetary Transmission; Interest-Rate Structure; New Economy;

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  1. Gilbert Cette & Christian Pfister, 2003. "The challenges of the "new economy" for monetary policy," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Monetary policy in a changing environment, volume 19, pages 213-233 Bank for International Settlements.


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