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A simple monetary growth model with variable rates of time preference

Kompas, Tom; Abdel-Razeq, Omar


This paper constructs a simple optimal monetary growth model in which an endogenous and variable rate of time preference provides a rational foundation for a Tobin-effect in a system where otherwise strong neoclassical assumptions (e.g., perfect foresight, an infinite planning horizon, and continuous marketclearing) are maintained. Changes in the proportional rate of growth of the nominal money supply affect both the rate of time preference (ñ) and the equilibrium capital—labour ratio. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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