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The BMW Model: A New Framework for Teaching Monetary Economics

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  • Peter Bofinger
  • Eric Mayer
  • Timo Wollmershäuser

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Abstract : Although the IS/LM-AS/AD model is still the central tool of macroeconomic teaching in most macroeconomic textbooks, it has been criticized by several economists. Colander (1995) demonstrated that the framework is logically inconsistent, Romer (2000) showed that it is unable to deal with a monetary policy that uses the interest rate as its operating target, and Walsh criticized that it is not well suited for an analysis of inflation targeting. The authors present a framework that develops the Romer approach into a very simple but, at the same time, comprehensive macroeconomic model. In spite of its simplicity, it can carry the main insights of the New Keynesian macroeconomics to an intermediate level and deal with issues like inflation targeting, monetary policy rules, and central bank credibility.

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  • Peter Bofinger & Eric Mayer & Timo Wollmershäuser, 2006. "The BMW Model: A New Framework for Teaching Monetary Economics," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(1), pages 98-117, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:37:y:2006:i:1:p:98-117
    DOI: 10.3200/JECE.37.1.98-117
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    1. Peter Bofinger & Eric Mayer, 2007. "Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interaction in the Euro Area with Different Assumptions on the Phillips Curve," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 291-305, July.
    2. Peter Bofinger & Eric Mayer & Timo Wollmershäuser, 2009. "Teaching New Keynesian Open Economy Macroeconomics at the Intermediate Level," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(1), pages 80-102, January.
    3. Canale, Rosaria Rita, 2008. "Equilibrium income and monetary policy strategy: teaching macroeconomics with the MP curve," MPRA Paper 12255, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Hans-Werner Wohltmann & Alexander Totzek, 2012. "Barro-Gordon Revisited: Reputational Equilibria in a New Keynesian Model," Credit and Capital Markets, Credit and Capital Markets, vol. 45(1), pages 27-50.
    5. Canale, Rosaria Rita, 2006. "Positive effects of fiscal expansions on growth and debt," MPRA Paper 1432, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2006.
    6. Ábel, István & Siklos, Pierre L., 2007. "Mindentől függetlenül. A monetáris politika hatása a gazdasági ciklusra Magyarországon
      [Irrespective of everything. The effect of monetary policy on the economic cycle]
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(11), pages 945-959.
    7. Bofinger, Peter & Mayer, Eric, 2004. "The Stability and Growth Pact Time to Rebuild!," W.E.P. - Würzburg Economic Papers 56, University of Würzburg, Chair for Monetary Policy and International Economics.
    8. Pavel S. Kapinos, 2010. "A New Keynesian Workbook," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 9(1), pages 111-123.
    9. Pavel Kapinos, 2011. "Liquidity Trap in an Inflation-Targeting Framework: A Graphical Analysis," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(2), pages 91-105.
    10. Salim, DEHMEJ & Leonardo, GAMBACORTA, 2017. "Macroprudential Policy in a Monetary Union," Document de travail 2017-4, Bank Al-Maghrib, Département de la Recherche.
    11. Jean-Christophe Poutineau & Karolina Sobczak & Gauthier Vermandel, 2015. "The analytics of the New Keynesian 3-equation Model," Post-Print halshs-01184591, HAL.
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    13. Peter Bofinger & Eric Mayer, 2006. "The Svensson versus McCallum and Nelson Controversy Revisited in the BMW Framework," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 585, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    14. Offick, Sven & Wohltmann, Hans-Werner, 2014. "Bernanke/Blinder revisited - The New Keynesian model with credit channel," Economics Working Papers 2014-10, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.

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