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A note on cash−in−advance constraints in continuous time


  • Eric Kam

    (Ryerson University)


This paper demonstrates a robust proof of the continuous−time transformations of Stockman’s cash−in−advance constraints. When the constraint applies to consumption and capital purchases, monetary growth lowers steady state consumption and capital. When the constraint applies only to consumption purchases, monetary growth is superneutral.

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  • Eric Kam, 2004. "A note on cash−in−advance constraints in continuous time," Macroeconomics 0403014, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0403014 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 8

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    Cash-in-advance constraints; monetary growth; superneutrality; Tobin Effect;

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    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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