Sproul, Michael (2011): The fiscal theory of the price level and the backing theory of money.
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A numerical example of privately issued money is used to illustrate the fiscal theory of the price level, and to show that the fiscal theory is best understood as a subset of the backing theory of money. Government issuance of money or debt is shown to be potentially inflationary only when the government’s net worth is negative, and when the government’s assets do not rise in step with its liabilities. The backing theory is used to examine whether inflation can be avoided by a sufficiently tough central bank, and to criticize the view that fiscal policies affect inflation through their wealth effects.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The fiscal theory of the price level and the backing theory of money|
|Keywords:||Money, price level, fiscal, real bills, backing theory|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E50 - General|
|Depositing User:||Michael Sproul|
|Date Deposited:||30. Jul 2011 18:51|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 22:42|
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