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A global analysis of liquidity effects, interest rate rules, and deflationary traps

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  • Noritaka Kudoh

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The prevailing models of liquidity traps suggest that a deflationary trap is a stable steady state in a multiple equilibria model. These models implicitly assume that the central bank accelerates the process of disinflation by following a Taylor rule even though there is a long run positive relationship between the nominal interest rate and inflation rate. This paper presents a reduced-form model that integrates liquidity effects into the analysis of interest rate rules to generalize the previous results about uniqueness, determinacy, and dynamic property of the economy.

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  • Noritaka Kudoh, 2009. "A global analysis of liquidity effects, interest rate rules, and deflationary traps," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 1492-1498.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00243
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    Keywords

    Taylor rules; liquidity effects; liquidity traps; deflation.;

    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates

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