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A Simple Model of the Gold Standard

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  • Chappell, David
  • Dowd, Kevin

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This paper presents a model of the gold standard in which technology and preferences are modeled explicitly and account is taken of both the durability of gold and the exhaustibility of gold ore. The authors examine the steady state and its associated dynamics and show how the steady-state price level responds to changes in exogenous factors. Provided they have an interior solution with unmined gold in the steady state, this price level rises with technological progress in gold mining and falls with increases in real income and the discount rate. However, the steady-state price level behaves somewhat differently if the authors have a corner solution. Copyright 1997 by Ohio State University Press.

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  • Chappell, David & Dowd, Kevin, 1997. "A Simple Model of the Gold Standard," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 29(1), pages 94-105, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:29:y:1997:i:1:p:94-105
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    1. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2016. "Exchange Values of Gold, Land, Physical Capital, and Human Capital in a Neoclassical Growth Model," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 3, pages 265-286, September.
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    3. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2015. "A Portfolio Equilibrium Model of Gold and Capital in an Integrated Walrasian General Equilibrium and Neoclassical Growth Theory," International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(12), pages 616-627, December.
    4. Beckmann, Joscha & Berger, Theo & Czudaj, Robert, 2015. "Does gold act as a hedge or a safe haven for stocks? A smooth transition approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 16-24.
    5. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2016. "Gold Value With Tradable And Non-Tradable Goods In A Multi- Country Growth Model With Free Trade," Economic Review: Journal of Economics and Business, University of Tuzla, Faculty of Economics, vol. 14(1), pages 35-52, May.
    6. Joscha Beckmann & Theo Berger & Robert Czudaj, 2014. "Does Gold Act as a Hedge or a Safe Haven for Stocks? A Smooth Transition Approach," Ruhr Economic Papers 0502, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
    7. Wang, Kuan-Min & Lee, Yuan-Ming, 2011. "The yen for gold," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 39-48, March.
    8. Beckmann, Joscha & Czudaj, Robert, 2013. "Gold as an inflation hedge in a time-varying coefficient framework," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 208-222.
    9. Joscha Beckmann & Robert Czudaj, 2012. "Gold as an Infl ation Hedge in a Time-Varying Coeffi cient Framework," Ruhr Economic Papers 0362, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
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    12. Michael D. Bordo & John Landon Lane & Angela Redish, 2004. "Good versus Bad Deflation: Lessons from the Gold Standard Era," NBER Working Papers 10329, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    15. Zhang Wei-Bin, 2016. "Gold And Land Prices With Capital Accumulation In An Economy With Industrial And Agricultural Sectors," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 2, pages 16-29, April.

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