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Title:Does broad money matter for interest rate policy? PDF Logo
Authors:Brückner, Matthias
Schabert, Andreas
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:ZEI working paper B 15-2002
Abstract:This paper presents a business cycle model with financial intermediation encompassing the conventional New Keynesian model. Households’ financial wealth comprises cash and interest bearing deposits. When deposits provide transaction services, real broad money, which is predetermined, affects aggregate demand and has a stabilizing impact. Monetary policy can ensure equilibrium uniqueness if the central bank reacts at least slightly on the real broad money gap. Moreover, if the central bank aims at minimizing a standard loss function, real broad money enters the interest rate reaction function. Thus, money matters if it is defined broadly enough to include all households’ financial assets.
Subjects:Interest rate policy
real broad money
financial wealth
macroeconomic stability
JEL:E52
E51
E41
E32
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEI Working Papers, Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Universität Bonn

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