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Inflation and corporate investment – a critical survey

  • Piotr Ciżkowicz


    (Warsaw School of Economics
    Ernst&Young Poland)

  • Marcin Hołda


    (National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute
    Warsaw School of Economics)

  • Andrzej Rzońca


    (National Bank of Poland, Monetary Policy Council
    Civil Development Forum)

The analysis of inflation’s effect on investment can contribute to a deeper understanding of the benefits of a monetary policy oriented towards price stability. It can also help conduct such a policy effectively. We begin with a review of conclusions about the inflation-investment relationship that can be drawn from traditional monetary models with exogenous growth and no market imperfections. As these conclusions are ambiguous, models of this type could lead economic decision-makers to fail to take proper account of inflation’s impact on investment. We then survey research which, contrary to monetary exogenous growth models, takes account of market imperfections such as the asymmetry of information, uncertainty and nominal rigidities in the tax system. The analysis of the significance of these imperfections for the direction and magnitude of the relationship between inflation and investment forms the bulk of the article. We highlight, on the one hand, the key assumptions of the particular theories (and whether they are in keeping with stylized facts), and, on the other hand, the difficulties that empirical research faces when trying to verify the conclusions from these theories. Finally, we offer some conclusions on the basis of the conducted survey.

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Article provided by National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute in its journal Bank i Kredyt.

Volume (Year): 41 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 5-44

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Handle: RePEc:nbp:nbpbik:v:41:y:2010:i:6:p:5-44
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