Khemraj, Tarron (2011): The Non-Zero Lower Bound Lending Rate and the Liquidity Trap.
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Most studies of the liquidity trap emphasize the zero bound benchmark policy rate. This paper integrates a non-zero lower bound lending rate and the traditional zero bound policy rate in a dynamic structural macroeconomic model that takes into consideration aggregate bank liquidity preference as a financial friction. The approach allows for analyzing the dynamic effects of quantitative easing and an interest rate policy. Once the non-zero lower limit is reached, increasing the benchmark policy rate marginally can have a positive effect on output. Expanding quantitative easing at the non-zero lower limit results in a negative effect on output. Increasing marginally the zero bound policy rate is better at stimulating inflation than quantitative easing. However, excessive tightening in a normal regime would result in the opposite effect.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Non-Zero Lower Bound Lending Rate and the Liquidity Trap|
|Keywords:||liquidity trap, quantitative easing, financial friction, excess liquidity|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C32 - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E51 - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E00 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E40 - General
|Depositing User:||Tarron Khemraj|
|Date Deposited:||18. Oct 2012 14:57|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 22:19|
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