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Optimal monetary policy in a two country model with firm-level heterogeneity


  • Dudley Cooke


This paper studies non-cooperative monetary policy in a two country general equilibrium model where international economic integration is endogenised through firm-level heterogeneity and monopolistic competition. Economic integration between countries is a source of policy competition, generating higher long-run inflation, and increased gains from monetary cooperation.

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  • Dudley Cooke, 2012. "Optimal monetary policy in a two country model with firm-level heterogeneity," Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper 104, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddgw:104

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