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Monetizing the debt


  • Daniel L. Thornton


A more interesting and economically relevant definition of "monetizing the debt" is based on the Fed's motivation rather than its actions.

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  • Daniel L. Thornton, 2010. "Monetizing the debt," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedles:y:2010:n:14

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    1. Belliveau, Stefan, 2012. "Estimates of the fiscal impact multiplier in reduced-form equations," MPRA Paper 37103, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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