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Woodford and Wicksell on Interest and Prices The Place of the Pure Credit Economy in the Theory of Monetary Policy

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Knut Wickwell's "pure credit economy" and Michael Woodford's "cashless economy" have much in common whereas Wickwell's model was developed in order to extend an already existing theoretical framewok, Woodford's is presented as constituting, in and of itself, a foundation for the theory of monetary policy. But models of this type are sometimes inadequate guides to policy problems. This conclusion is illustrated with reference to international monetary issues and the so-called "zero-lower bound" problem.

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  • David Laidler, 2004. "Woodford and Wicksell on Interest and Prices The Place of the Pure Credit Economy in the Theory of Monetary Policy," University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute Working Papers 20045, University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute.
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    1. David Longworth, 2003. "Money in the Bank (of Canada)," Technical Reports 93, Bank of Canada.
    2. Humphrey, Thomas M., 2003. "Knut Wicksell and Gustav Cassel on the Cumulative Process and the Price-Stabilizing Policy Rule," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 25(02), pages 199-220, June.
    3. Laidler,David, 1999. "Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521641739, October.
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    Keywords

    money; credit; currency; interest; inflation;

    JEL classification:

    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Wicksellian)
    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics

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