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Unemployment and the demand for money

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  • Samuel Huber
  • Jaehong Kim
  • Alessandro Marchesiani

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We develop a dynamic general equilibrium model to analyze the relationship between monetary policy, money demand, and unemployment. Our model succeeds in replicating the empirical fact of a downward sloping Phillips curve for low infl ation rates and an upward sloping curve for high inflation rates. The reason is that low in flation rates make saving, as opposed to consumption, more attractive. Less consumption is associated with less output and therefore higher unemployment. To the contrary, when inflation exceeds a certain threshold, money is too costly to hold, which results in a decrease in output and an increase in unemployment.

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  • Samuel Huber & Jaehong Kim & Alessandro Marchesiani, 2019. "Unemployment and the demand for money," ECON - Working Papers 324, Department of Economics - University of Zurich.
  • Handle: RePEc:zur:econwp:324
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    Keywords

    Money; infl ation; overlapping generations; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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