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Money And Monetary Policy In Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

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  • ARNAB BHATTACHARJEE
  • CHRISTOPH THOENISSEN

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We compare two methods of motivating money in New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models-money-in-the-utility function and the cash-in-advance (CIA) constraint-as well as two ways of modelling monetary policy: the interest rate feedback rule and money growth rules. As an aid to model selection, we use a new econometric measure of the distance between model and data variance-covariance matrices. The proposed measure is useful in distinguishing between alternative general equilibrium models. Drawing on our econometric analysis, we argue that the CIA model, closed by a money growth rule, comes closest to the data. Copyright © 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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  • Arnab Bhattacharjee & Christoph Thoenissen, 2007. "Money And Monetary Policy In Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 75(s1), pages 88-122, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:75:y:2007:i:s1:p:88-122
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