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Monetarism rides again? US monetary policy in a world of Quantitative Easing

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  • Le, Vo Phuong Mai
  • Meenagh, David
  • Minford, Patrick

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In a model of banking we give money a role in providing cheap collateral; i.e. besides the Taylor Rule, monetary policy can affect the risk-premium by varying the supply of M0 in open market operations, so that even at the zero bound monetary policy is still effective, and fiscal policy still crowds out investment. A simple rule for making M0 respond to credit conditions can substantially enhance the economy’s stability. This, in combination with Price-level or nominal GDP targeting rules for interest rates, stabilises the economy further, making aggressive and distortionary regulation of banks’ balance sheets redundant.

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  • Le, Vo Phuong Mai & Meenagh, David & Minford, Patrick, 2016. "Monetarism rides again? US monetary policy in a world of Quantitative Easing," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 85-102.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:44:y:2016:i:c:p:85-102
    DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2016.04.011
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    4. Le, Vo Phuong Mai & Meenagh, David & Minford, Patrick, 2018. "Financial stability: To Regulate or Not? A public choice inquiry," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2018/4, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
    5. Vo Phuong Mai Le & David Meenagh & Patrick Minford & Michael Wickens & Yongdeng Xu, 2016. "Testing Macro Models by Indirect Inference: A Survey for Users," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 1-38, February.

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    Keywords

    DSGE model; Financial frictions; Crises; Indirect Inference; Money supply; QE; Monetary policy; Fiscal multiplier; Zero bound;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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