Protectionism in a liquidity trap
Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 145, issue C, 165-167
This paper studies the effects of protectionism as a business cycle instrument. In normal times, protectionism reduces international trade, distorts production and reduces output. However, in a liquidity trap protectionism lowers the real interest rate because inflation goes up while the nominal interest rate is stuck at the zero lower bound. This stimulates consumption and output.
Keywords: Business cycle policy; Protectionism; Liquidity trap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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