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Interest Rate Pegs, Wealth Effects And Price Level Determinacy

  • Barbara Annicchiarico
  • Giancarlo Marini

This paper analyses the issue of price level determinacy in an optimizing general equilibrium model with overlapping generations. It is shown that under a pure interest rate peg wealth effects rule out nominal indeterminacy but give rise to multiple equilibria. Copyright � 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 57 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 521-535

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