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Innovation, Growth and Optimal Monetary Policy

This paper examines how the mechanism driving growth in the economy is likely to affect the optimal monetary policy response to shocks. We consider the Ramsey policy in a New Keynesian model in which growth is sustained by the creation of new patented technologies through R&D and we compare the results obtained with those arising when growth is exogenous. We find that optimal monetary policy must be counter-cyclical in face of both technology and public spending shocks, but the intensity of the reaction crucially depends on the underlying growth mechanism.

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Paper provided by Tor Vergata University, CEIS in its series CEIS Research Paper with number 376.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2016
Date of revision: 01 Apr 2016
Handle: RePEc:rtv:ceisrp:376
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