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The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis

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  • Lawrence J. Christiano
  • Roberto Motto
  • Massimo Rostagno

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We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression.

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  • Lawrence J. Christiano & Roberto Motto & Massimo Rostagno, 2003. "The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, pages 1119-1215.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcpr:y:2003:p:1119-1215
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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
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