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Welfare Costs of Inflation and Interest-Bearing Money

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  • Simonsen, Mario Henrique
  • Cysne, Rubens Penha

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This note extends the Lucas' analysis of the welfare cost of inflation to an economy with interest-bearing deposits. Lower and upper bounds to Lucas' measure of the welfare cost of inflation are also provided. The upper bound is shown to lie between Lucas' measure of the welfare cost of inflation and the area under the money-demand curve.

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  • Simonsen, Mario Henrique & Cysne, Rubens Penha, 2001. "Welfare Costs of Inflation and Interest-Bearing Money," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 33(1), pages 90-100, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:33:y:2001:i:1:p:90-100
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    3. Cysne, Rubens Penha & Turchick, David, 2012. "An Ordering Of Measures Of The Welfare Cost Of Inflation In Economies With Interest-Bearing Deposits," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(05), pages 732-751, November.
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    7. Cysne, Rubens Penha & Turchick, David, 2010. "Welfare costs of inflation when interest-bearing deposits are disregarded: A calculation of the bias," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 1015-1030, June.
    8. Mauro Boianovsky, 2002. "Simonsen and the early history of the cash\in-advance approach," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(1), pages 57-71.
    9. Cysne, Rubens Penha, 2004. "An intra-household approach to the welfare costs of inflation," FGV/EPGE Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 521, FGV/EPGE - Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
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