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Optimal interest rate stabilization in a basic sticky-price model

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This paper studies optimal monetary policy with the nominal interest rate as the single policy instrument in an economy,where firms set prices in a staggered way without indexation and real money balances contribute separately to households'utility. The optimal deterministic steady state under commitment is the Friedman rule - even of the importance assigned to the utility of money is small relative to consumption and leisure. We approximate the model around the optimal steady state as the long-run policy target. Optimal monetary policy is characterized by stabilization of the nominal interest rate instead of inflation stabilization as the predominant principle.

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Matthias Paustian, Christian Stoltenberg

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25155

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