Chu, Angus C. and Ji, Lei (2012): Monetary policy and endogenous market structure in a Schumpeterian economy.
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In this note, we develop a monetary Schumpeterian growth model to explore the effects of monetary policy on endogenous market structure, economic growth and social welfare. We find that an increase in the nominal interest rate reduces the equilibrium number of firms. Although long-run economic growth is independent of the nominal interest rate due to a scale-invariant property of the model, a higher nominal interest rate leads to lower growth rates of innovation, output and consumption during the transition path. Taking into account transition dynamics, we find that social welfare is decreasing in the nominal interest rate; therefore, Friedman rule is socially optimal in this economy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Monetary policy and endogenous market structure in a Schumpeterian economy|
|Keywords:||monetary policy; economic growth; R&D; endogenous market structure|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O30 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E41 - Demand for Money
|Depositing User:||Angus C. Chu|
|Date Deposited:||06. Aug 2012 12:12|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 08:40|
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