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Monetary Policy in an Era of Capital Market Inflation

  • Jan Toporowski

    (Reader in Economics, South Bank University)

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    The theory of capital market inflation argues that the values of long- term securities markets are determined by a disequilibrium inflow of funds into those markets. The resulting over-capitalization of companies leads to increased fragility of banking and undermines monetary policy and stable relationships between short- and long-term interest rates, such as that postulated by Keynes in his theory of the speculative demand for money. Moreover, while the increased fragility of banking is an immediate effect, capital market inflation also creates an unstable Ponzi financing structure in the capital market as a whole.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0004026.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: 06 Oct 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0004026
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    4. Goodhart, Charles, 1986. "Financial Innovation and Monetary Control," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 2(4), pages 79-102, Winter.
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