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The real effects of money growth in dynamic general equilibrium

  • Graham, Liam
  • Snower, Dennis J.

We analyse the effects of money growth within a standard New Keynesian framework and show that the interaction between staggered nominal contracts and money growth leads to a long-run trade-off between output and money growth. We explore the microeconomic mechanisms that lead to this trade-off, and show that it remains even when the contract length is endogenised. JEL Classification: E20, E40, E50

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Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20040412
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