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Liquidity Effects and Market Frictions

  • Hendry, Scott
  • Zhang, Guang-Jia

The goal of this paper is to tackle two problems in standard limited-par- ticipation models: (1) an interest rate liquidity effect that is not as persist- ent as in the data; and (2) nominal variables that are unrealistically volatile. To address these problems, we introduce nominal wage and price rigidities, as well as portfolio adjustment costs and monopolistically com- petitive firms, to better understand how each of these costs affects the model economy.

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Volume (Year): 23 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 153-176

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:23:y:2001:i:2:p:153-176
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