11 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2008
Date Written: June, 23 2008
We analyze the stability of a discrete-time dynamic model with an IS-LM structure. We assume that the Aggregate Supply function is of Lucas type, and the monetary policy rule is of Friedman type. The mechanism of expectations formation is assumed to be of adaptive type (Friedman-Cagan). In its final form, the model contains two state variables, namely money supply and expected inflation. From the mathematical point of view, it is an affine discrete-time system, whose stability properties are analyzed in the paper.
We deduce sufficient conditions concerning the "learning coefficient" involved in the Friedman-Cagan type of forecast equation, so that the model is stable.
Keywords: steady state, Lucas type AS function, Friedman type monetary policy rule, stability conditions
JEL Classification: A10, C02, D50, E00, E12, E30
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