New Perspectives on Monetary Policy, Inflation and the Business Cycle

53 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2002

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Jordi Galí

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: February 2002

Abstract

The present Paper provides an overview of recent developments in the analysis of monetary policy in the presence of nominal rigidities. The Paper emphasizes the existence of several dimensions in which the recent literature provides a new perspective on the linkages among monetary policy, inflation, and the business cycle. It is argued that the adoption of an explicitly optimizing, general equilibrium framework has not been superfluous; on the contrary, it has yielded many insights which, by their nature, could hardly have been obtained with earlier non-optimizing models.

Keywords: Nominal rigidities, monetary policy, Phillips Curve, monetary policy rules

JEL Classification: E42, E52

Suggested Citation

Gali, Jordi, New Perspectives on Monetary Policy, Inflation and the Business Cycle (February 2002). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3210, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=303476

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