Petrella, Ivan and Santoro, Emiliano (2010): Optimal Monetary Policy with Durable Consumption Goods and Factor Demand Linkages.
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This paper deals with the implications of factor demand linkages for monetary policy design. We consider a dynamic general equilibrium model with two sectors that produce durable and non-durable goods, respectively. Part of the output of each sector serves as a production input in both sectors, in accordance with a realistic input-output structure. Strategic complementarities induced by factor demand linkages significantly alter the transmission of exogenous shocks and amplify the loss of social welfare under optimal monetary policy, compared to what is observed in standard two-sector models. The distinction between value added and gross output that naturally arises in this context is of key importance to explore the welfare properties of the model economy. A flexible inflation targeting regime is close to optimal only if the central bank balances inflation and value added variability. Otherwise, targeting gross output variability entails a substantial increase in the loss of welfare.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Optimal Monetary Policy with Durable Consumption Goods and Factor Demand Linkages|
|English Title:||Optimal monetary policy with durable consumption goods and factor demand linkages|
|Keywords:||Input-Output Interactions, Durable Goods, Optimal Monetary Policy|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E23 - Production
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
|Depositing User:||ivan petrella|
|Date Deposited:||16. Mar 2010 01:16|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 07:59|
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