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The perverse response of interest rates

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  • Boinet, Virginie
  • Martin, Christopher

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The optimal monetary policy response to an increase in aggregate demand may be to reduce the interest rate. This apparently perverse response of interest rates can occur when the Phillips curve is non-linear.

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  • Boinet, Virginie & Martin, Christopher, 2008. "The perverse response of interest rates," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 418-420, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:2:p:418-420
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    1. Boinet, Virginie & Martin, Christopher, 2010. "The optimal neglect of inflation: An alternative interpretation of UK monetary policy during the "Great Moderation"," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 982-992, December.

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