Monetary and Fiscal Policy by Douglas Fisher (auth.)

By Douglas Fisher (auth.)

In fresh years the explosion of latest fabric on macroeconomic idea and coverage has made it more and more tricky for both the expert or the tutorial adventurer to maintain with the ebb and circulation of latest rules on those themes. This e-book presents a complete theoretical and empirical survey of macropolicy types and concerns; it concentrates at the rational expectancies revolution, yet locations this interesting new concept firmly within the context of the long-standing coverage debates of the earlier fifty years. The survey covers the whole diversity of the controversy from Keynes to 'credibility' and features a bankruptcy on monetary-fiscal progress versions. there's an in depth bibliography.

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Of course this strong result is questionable in practice since the approach ignores rational expectations and assumes that the authorities know the exact structure of the economy and that this structure does not alter in response to the policy itself. 21 which we interpreted as Friedman's rule. 19 should now be recalled. 22 directly. 24) Thus, by setting kH(I) = y* = Ey, the authorities can reduce the bias to zero. 25) when monetary policy is applied to a world in which an expectationsaugmented Phillips curve exists.

5) in which r(w) represents the wage adjustment. This has the properties required of a Phillips curve (see Lipsey, 1974). Thus standard macrotheoretical interpretations of the empirical Phillips curve are available. 3 An alternative explanation of this cost-push, adjustment scenario builds on the widely used price and wage equations; we follow the The Natural-rate Hypothesis and Other Matters 29 discussion of Turnovsky (1977c). 6) where JI. can be interpreted as a measure of the aggregate profit rate.

34 Monetary and Fiscal Policy While this generalises the interaction problem, it hardly settles the basic empirical question of how much interaction there really is. At this reading it seems as if the empirical evidence largely runs in the direction of independence. Fama (1975), in particular, argues that US Treasury-bill rates actually exhibit rational predictions of inflation (and so r e and n e are unrelated) although in a later paper (Fama and Gibbons, 1980) he concedes that there is a positive relation.

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