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Which Improves Welfare More: Nominal or Indexed Bond?

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  • Magill, M.
  • Quinzii, M.

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Economists have long argued that loan contracts should be indexed to remove the risks arising from fluctuations in the purchasing power of money: indexation however while eliminating one risk, substitutes another, arising from fluctuations in relative prices of goods. We present a theoretical framework which permits the relative merits of a nominal versus an indexed bond to be assessed in a general equilibrium setting.
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  • Magill, M. & Quinzii, M., 1995. "Which Improves Welfare More: Nominal or Indexed Bond?," Department of Economics 95-20, California Davis - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:caldec:95-20
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    1. Viard, Alan D, 1993. "The Welfare Gain from the Introduction of Indexed Bonds," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 25(3), pages 612-628, August.
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    1. Michael Magill & Martine Quinzii, "undated". "Equity, Bonds, Growth And Inflation In A Quadratic Infinite Horizon Economy," Department of Economics 98-08, California Davis - Department of Economics.
    2. Michael Magill & Martine Quinzii, "undated". "Equity, Bonds, Growth And Inflation In A Quadratic Infinite Horizon Economy," Department of Economics 98-08, California Davis - Department of Economics.
    3. Minwook KANG, 2014. "Sunspots and Inflation-indexed Bonds," Economic Growth Centre Working Paper Series 1401, Nanyang Technological University, School of Social Sciences, Economic Growth Centre.
    4. Peters, David W., 2007. "The behavior of government of Canada real return bond returns," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 152-171.
    5. Durdu, Ceyhun Bora, 2009. "Quantitative implications of indexed bonds in small open economies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 883-902, April.
    6. Jürgen Eichberger & Klaus Rheinberger & Martin Summer, 2014. "Credit risk in general equilibrium," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 57(2), pages 407-435, October.
    7. Eisei Ohtaki & Hiroyuki Ozaki, 2015. "Monetary equilibria and Knightian uncertainty," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 59(3), pages 435-459, August.
    8. Patrick Minford & Eric Nowell & Bruce Webb, 2003. "Nominal Contracting and Monetary Targets -- Drifting into Indexation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 113(484), pages 65-100, January.

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    Keywords

    BONDS ; FINANCIAL MARKET ; SOCIAL WELFARE ; GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • H81 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Governmental Loans; Loan Guarantees; Credits; Grants; Bailouts

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