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A Framework for studying Monetary Non-Neutrality


  • Robert E. Hall


This paper sets forth a simple general structural model of aggregate output, the interest rate, and the price level. The core of the model is the determination of the level of output as a product-market equilibrium, either competitive or oligopolistic, possible indeterminate because of thick-market externalities. Monetary non-neutrality can affect either product demand or product supply. In either case, monetary policy has leverage over output as well as the price level. The paper develops a two-diagram analysis intended to replace the aggregate demand-aggregate supply diagram.

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  • Robert E. Hall, 1989. "A Framework for studying Monetary Non-Neutrality," NBER Working Papers 3145, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3145
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