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Real Balance Effects and Monetary Policy

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  • Alessandro Piergallini

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This article presents a dynamic stochastic new Keynesian model with real balance effects. I find a number of results that would not appear in the traditional framework. It is shown that the real balance effect makes the so-called Taylor principle not necessary for determinacy of rational expectations equilibrium and that "passive" monetary rules may be feasible. In addition, within a class of policy rules constrained to be a linear function of state variables, "active" interest rate rules are more likely to be optimal under commitment rather than under discretion. (JEL E52, E58) Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • Alessandro Piergallini, 2006. "Real Balance Effects and Monetary Policy," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 44(3), pages 497-511, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:44:y:2006:i:3:p:497-511
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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