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Money supply, macroeconomic stability, and the implementation of interest rate targets


  • Schabert, Andreas


In this paper the relation between interest rate targets and money supply is analysed in a standard macroeconomic framework with frictionless financial markets and sticky prices. Money supplies are examined that implement equilibrium sequences satisfying forward-looking interest rate targets. An interest rate target with a positive inflation feedback in general corresponds to an accommodating money supply, i.e., money growth rates rising with inflation. It is shown that interest rate targets (like a Taylor-rule), which are consistent with a unique equilibrium, cannot be implemented by money growth rules.

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  • Schabert, Andreas, 2009. "Money supply, macroeconomic stability, and the implementation of interest rate targets," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 333-344, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:31:y:2009:i:2:p:333-344

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