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Money Targeting, Heterogeneous Agents and Dynamic Instability

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  • Giorgio Motta
  • Patrizio Tirelli

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Following a seminal contribution by Bilbiie (2008), the Limited Asset Market Participation hypothesis has triggered a debate on DSGE models determinacy when the central bank implements a standard Taylor rule. We reconsider the issue here in the context of an exogenous money supply rule, documenting the role of nominal and real frictions in determining these results. A general conclusion is that frictions matter for stability insofar as they redistribute income between Ricardian and non-Ricardian households when shocks hit the economy. Finally, we extend the model to allow for the possibility that consumers who do not participate to the market for interest-bearing securities hold money. In this case endogenous monetary transfers between the two groups allow to smooth consumption differences and the model is determinate provided that the non-negativity constraint on individual money holdings is satisfied.

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  • Giorgio Motta & Patrizio Tirelli, 2013. "Money Targeting, Heterogeneous Agents and Dynamic Instability," Working Papers 257, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Oct 2013.
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    Rule of Thumb Consumers; DSGE; Determinacy; Limited Asset Market Participation; Money Targeting;
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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