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Monetary policy analysis in models without money

  • Bennett T. McCallum

The following arguments are developed: (i) models without monetary aggregates do not imply that inflation is a non-monetary phenomenon and are not necessarily non-monetary models; (ii) theoretical considerations suggest that such models are misspecified, but the quantitative significance of this misspecification is very small; (iii) some prominent arguments based on indeterminacy' findings are of dubious merit: there are reasons for believing that findings of solution multiplicity are theoretical curiosities that have no real world significance; (iv) monetary policy rules that violate the Taylor principle, by contrast, possess another characteristic the absence of E-stability that suggests undesirable behavior in practice.

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Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): Jul ()
Pages: 145-164

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrv:y:2001:i:jul:p:145-164:n:v.83no.4
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