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Monetary Policy and Inequality

Pedro Amaral ()

Economic Commentary, 2017, issue January

Abstract: This Commentary examines the link between monetary policy and income and wealth inequality by reviewing the theoretical channels that have been proposed and examining the empirical evidence on their importance. The analysis suggests that the magnitude of any redistributive consequences of conventional monetary policy seems to be small. Evidence that unconventional monetary policies have led to increases in inequality is still inconclusive.

Keywords: wealth inequality; monetary policy; redistribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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