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Liquidity Effects, Variable Time Preference, and Optimal Monetary Policy

Lahiri, Radhika (2007) Liquidity Effects, Variable Time Preference, and Optimal Monetary Policy. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 7(1).

Abstract

This paper examines the role of monetary policy in the presence of endogenous time preference. The framework in which this issue is addressed is a monetary model with cash-in-advance constraints and an additional trading friction that is typical of the class of "liquidity models" of the monetary business cycle. We find that the nature of the optimal policy designed to remove these distortions gets modified in the presence of endogenous utility discounting. Consequently the role of monetary policy is significantly altered. Specifically, monetary policy is likely to be less activist relative to the model with a fixed rate of time preference.

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ID Code: 13101
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 1935-1690
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Berkeley Electronic Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:33

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