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Monetary policy in a cash-in-advance economy: employment, capital accumulation, and the term structure of interest rates


  • Arman Mansoorian
  • Mohammed Mohsin


In this paper we study the effects of monetary policies on employment, capital accumulation, consumption, and the term structure of interest rates in a cash-in-advance economy, where money is required for consumption expenditures. Monetary policy involves targeting the inflation rate. The detailed dynamics of the model are fully worked out. As no numerical analysis is involved, we are able to identify very clearly the different channels through which monetary policy will impinge on the important macroeconomic variables. The model is also used to discuss the `Great Canadian Slump.'

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  • Arman Mansoorian & Mohammed Mohsin, 2004. "Monetary policy in a cash-in-advance economy: employment, capital accumulation, and the term structure of interest rates," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 37(2), pages 336-352, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:37:y:2004:i:2:p:336-352

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    1. Arman Mansoorian & Mohammed Mohsin, 2002. "On the Implications of Different Cash-in-Advance Constraints With Endogenous Labour," Working Papers 2002_03, York University, Department of Economics.
    2. William Scarth, 2014. "User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 412, July.
    3. Chang, Wen-ya & Tsai, Hsueh-fang & Chu, Mei-Lie & Chang, Juin-jen, 2015. "On the employment, investment and current account effects of inflation: A revisit," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 278-294.

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    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects


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