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Financial frictions and macroeconomic models: a tour d'horizon

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  • Jagjit S. Chadha

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The benchmark sticky-price microfounded model yielded a number of insights for monetary policymakers but failed to consider the implications arising from easy money and expanding credit and balance sheets. The promising search for a microfounded workhorse model of financial frictions is still in its early stages. And the ongoing global financial crisis poses a number of questions about both the fundamental causes of business cycle fluctuations and the extent to which monetary–fiscal and debt management policies should be jointly determined. I assess recent developments and provide some pointers for the micro-founded agenda.

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  • Jagjit S. Chadha, 2014. "Financial frictions and macroeconomic models: a tour d'horizon," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Edward Elgar Publishing, vol. 11(1), pages 80-98, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:ejeepi:v:11:y:2014:i:1:p80-98
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