IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Monetary-Policy Tradeoff in Overlapping Generations DSGE Models

  • Benjamin Carton

    (Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII))

We evaluate optimal monetary policy in the standard sticky-price DSGE model in which overlapping-generations households à la Blanchard-Yaari replace the infinitely lived representative household. With nominal rigidities, monetary policy faces a new trade-off between inflation and intergenerational inequalities. This trade-off is related to the inability of future generations to trade on the financial market in order to hedge against shocks that appear during the birth period. If the fiscal authority hedges households against those shocks and then equalizes consumption among households, non-Ricardian behaviors disappear and the monetary policy trade-off is the same as in a fully Ricardian economy. Otherwise optimal monetary policy should be less proactive and let appear a much larger inflation surge.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://economia.unipv.it/docs/dipeco/quad/ps/RePEc/pav/demwpp/DEMWP0028.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management in its series DEM Working Papers Series with number 028.

as
in new window

Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2012
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:pav:demwpp:028
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Via S. Felice, 5 - 27100 Pavia

Phone: +39/0382/506201
Fax: +39/0382/304226
Web page: http://epmq.unipv.eu/site/home.html
Email:


More information through EDIRC

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

as in new window
  1. Weil, Philippe, 1991. "Is Money Net Wealth?," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 32(1), pages 37-53, February.
  2. Ben S. Bernanke & Mark Gertler, 2001. "Should Central Banks Respond to Movements in Asset Prices?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(2), pages 253-257, May.
  3. Ascari, Guido & Rankin, Neil, 2004. "Perpetual youth and endogenous labour supply: a problem and a possible solution," Working Paper Series 0346, European Central Bank.
  4. Vanda Almeida & Gabriela Lopes de Castro & Ricardo Mourinho Félix & José R. Maria, 2011. "Fiscal consolidation in a small euro area economy," Economic Bulletin and Financial Stability Report Articles, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.
  5. Castelnuovo, Efrem & Nisticò, Salvatore, 2010. "Stock market conditions and monetary policy in a DSGE model for the U.S," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 1700-1731, September.
  6. Carroll, Christopher D. & Jeanne, Olivier, 2009. "A tractable model of precautionary reserves, net foreign assets, or sovereign wealth funds," CFS Working Paper Series 2009/15, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
  7. Gordon, Roger H. & Varian, Hal R., 1988. "Intergenerational risk sharing," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 185-202, November.
  8. Caballero, Ricardo J. & Farhi, Emmanuel & Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier, 2008. "An Equilibrium Model of "Global Imbalances" and Low Interest Rates," Scholarly Articles 3229094, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  9. Marco Airaudo & Salvatore Nisticò & Luis-Felipe Zanna, 2015. "Learning, Monetary Policy and Asset Prices," IMF Working Papers 15/16, International Monetary Fund.
  10. Laurence Ball & N. Gregory Mankiw, 2007. "Intergenerational Risk Sharing in the Spirit of Arrow, Debreu, and Rawls, with Applications to Social Security Design," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 115(4), pages 523-547, 08.
  11. Charles Freedman & Michael Kumhof & Douglas Laxton & Dirk Muir, 2010. "Policies to Rebalance the Global Economy After the Financial Crisis," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 6(1), pages 215-252, March.
  12. Borgy, V. & Hairault, J-O., 1999. "Non-equivalence ricardienne, chocs fiscaux et fluctuations dans une petite economie ouverte," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 1999.46, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  13. Calvo, Guillermo A & Obstfeld, Maurice, 1988. "Optimal Time-Consistent Fiscal Policy with Finite Lifetimes," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 56(2), pages 411-32, March.
  14. Freedman, Charles & Kumhof, Michael & Laxton, Douglas & Muir, Dirk & Mursula, Susanna, 2010. "Global effects of fiscal stimulus during the crisis," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(5), pages 506-526, July.
  15. Castelnuovo, Efrem & Nisticò, Salvatore, 2010. "Stock market conditions and monetary policy in an DSGE model for the US," Research Discussion Papers 11/2010, Bank of Finland.
  16. repec:rtv:ceiswp:200 is not listed on IDEAS
  17. Bernanke, B. & Gertler, M. & Gilchrist, S., 1998. "The Financial Accelerator in a Quantitative Business Cycle Framework," Working Papers 98-03, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  18. Piergallini, Alessandro, 2004. "Real Balance Effects, Determinacy and Optimal Monetary Policy," MPRA Paper 59832, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  19. Orazio P. Attanasio & Guglielmo Weber, 1993. "Consumption Growth, the Interest Rate and Aggregation," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 60(3), pages 631-649.
  20. Bernanke, Ben & Gertler, Mark, 1989. "Agency Costs, Net Worth, and Business Fluctuations," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(1), pages 14-31, March.
  21. Attanasio, Orazio P & Weber, Guglielmo, 1995. "On the Aggregation of Euler Equations for Consumption in Simple Overlapping-Generations Models," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 62(248), pages 565-76, November.
  22. Barro, Robert J, 1974. "Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 82(6), pages 1095-1117, Nov.-Dec..
  23. Cardia, Emanuela, 1991. "The dynamics of a small open economy in response to monetary, fiscal, and productivity shocks," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 411-434, December.
  24. Alessandro Piergallini, 2006. "Real Balance Effects and Monetary Policy," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 44(3), pages 497-511, July.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pav:demwpp:028. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alice Albonico)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.