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MONEY AND MONETARY POLICY IN DYNAMIC STOCHASTIC GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELS

Arnab Bhattacharjee () and Christoph Thoenissen ()

Manchester School, 2007, vol. 75, issue s1, pages 88-122

Abstract: We compare two methods of motivating money in New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models-money-in-the-utility function and the cash-in-advance (CIA) constraint-as well as two ways of modelling monetary policy: the interest rate feedback rule and money growth rules. As an aid to model selection, we use a new econometric measure of the distance between model and data variance-covariance matrices. The proposed measure is useful in distinguishing between alternative general equilibrium models. Drawing on our econometric analysis, we argue that the CIA model, closed by a money growth rule, comes closest to the data. Copyright © 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

Date: 2007
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