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State Dependent Monetary Policy

Francesco Lippi, Stefania Ragni and Nicholas Trachter
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Stefania Ragni: University of Sassari

No 1324, EIEF Working Papers Series from Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Abstract: We study the optimal anticipated monetary policy in a flexible-price economy featuring heterogenous agents and incomplete markets which give rise to a business cycle. The optimal policy prescribes monetary expansions in recessions, when insurance is most needed by cash-poor unproductive agents. To minimize the inflationary effect of these expansions the policy prescribes monetary contractions in good times. Although the optimal monetary policy varies greatly through the business cycle it "echoes" Friedman's principle in the sense that the money supply is regulated such that its expected real return approaches the rate of time preference.

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Date: 2013, Revised 2013-09
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