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Monetary policy, stock prices, and consumption externalities

  • Airaudo, Marco
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    We study interest rate rules responding to stock prices in a sticky-price sticky-wage New-Keynesian framework subject to consumption externalities. For given wage rigidity, such rules are beneficial to equilibrium determinacy if households’ preferences feature sufficiently strong keeping-up-with-the-Joneses externalities.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 120 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 537-541

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