EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Inflation and innovation with a cash-in-advance constraint on human capital accumulation

Qichun He

Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 171, issue C, 14-18

Abstract: This note explores a novel channel – a cash-in-advance (CIA) constraint on endogenous human capital investment – through which monetary policy impacts growth and welfare in a scale-invariant Schumpeterian growth model. We find the following. An increase in the nominal interest rate leads to a decrease in human capital investment, which in turn reduces long-run growth and welfare. Calibration shows that long-run growth increases 0.61% by reducing the nominal interest rate from 9.9% (the sample mean of the U.S.) to 0%. The corresponding welfare gain is equivalent to a permanent increase in consumption of 15.98%. The growth and welfare effects depend on the strength of the CIA constraint on human capital investment. Our study has strong policy implications for developing countries where out-of-pocket money may be important for schooling.

Keywords: Monetary policy; Innovation; Cash-in-advance constraint on human capital investment; Economic growth; Welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 O40 E41 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176518302647
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:171:y:2018:i:c:p:14-18

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-06
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:171:y:2018:i:c:p:14-18