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Inflation and Balanced-Path Growth with Alternative Payment Mechanisms

  • Max Gillman

    ()

    (Central European University, Department of Economics)

  • Michal Kejak

    ()

    (CERGE-EI)

The paper shows that contrary to conventional wisdom an endogenous growth economy with human capital and alternative payment mechanisms can robustly explain major facets of the long run inflation experience. A negative inflation-growth relation is explained, including a striking nonlinearity found re-peatedly in empirical studies. A set of Tobin (1965) effects are also explained and, further, linked in magnitude to the growth effects through the interest elasticity of money demand. Undis-closed previously, this link helps fill out the intuition of how the inflation experience can be plausibly explained in a robust fashion with a model extended to include credit as a payment mechanism.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series IEHAS Discussion Papers with number 0402.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:has:discpr:0402
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