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Effets bénéfiques de l'inflation dans une économie avec concurrence entre monnaies


  • Mariana Rojas Breu


The optimal inflation rate is an outstanding issue in monetary theory and policy. Previous work attempting to rationalize positive inflation targets chosen by central banks is subject to a major criticism, since its conclusions depend on the assumption that only one currency is available to agents. This paper presents a model in which the inflation of the domestic currency may have a welfare-improving effect, even though a less inflationary currency exists and no costs in using it are assumed Classification JEL : E40, E51

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  • Mariana Rojas Breu, 2010. "Effets bénéfiques de l'inflation dans une économie avec concurrence entre monnaies," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(3), pages 657-666.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_613_0657

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    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers


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