Search for a Monetary Propagation Mechanism

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Abstract

This paper examines a monetary propagation mechanism in an economy where exchanges in goods and labor markets involve costly search. It is shown that an increase in the money growth rate increases steady state employment and output when the money growth rate is low but reduces steady state employment and output when the money growth rate is already high. The model produces persistent, hump-shaped responses in employment and output to money growth shocks even when the shocks have no persistence. The model also generates desirable features in job vacancy, sales, inventory, and the velocity of money. All these features emerge here in an economy with perfectly flexible prices and wages.Journal of Economic LiteratureClassification Numbers: E40, E30.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-352
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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