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Does Money Matter? (ICPSR 1245) RSS

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This paper was prepared for the Homer Jones Lecture, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 28, 2001. The author addresses the influence of monetarism and the role of money in making monetary policy. The monetarist idea that monetary policy has primary responsibility for inflation is now conventional wisdom. However, monetary aggregates are largely absent from models used by policy analysts and from currency monetary policy debates (at least in the United States). The author concludes with a discussion of whether current models and current practice undervalue the role of money, specifically noting how monetary aggregates may become important again if market interest rates are driven to zero, as they have been recently in Japan.

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Meyer, Laurence H. Does Money Matter?. ICPSR01245-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-10-31. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01245.v1

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Subject Terms:   inflation, interest rates, monetary policy, money

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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The file submitted is 0109lmd.xls, which shows data and/or calculations for figures in the article. These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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