No Money, No Inflation - the Role of Money in the Economy
16 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2005
In this article, Mervyn King, Deputy Governor, examines the apparent contradiction that the acceptance of the idea inflation is a monetary phenomenon has been accompanied by the lack of references to money in the conduct of monetary policy during its most successful period. The disappearance of money from the models used by economists is, however, more apparent than real, with official interest rates playing the leading role as the instrument of policy, with money in the wings off-stage. Nevertheless, there are real dangers in relegating money to this behind-the-scenes role.
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