A Note on Money and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Chadha Jagjit S.Corrado LuisaHolly Sean
CEIS Research Paper
Prior to the …financial crisis mainstream monetary policy practice had become disconnected from money. We outline the basic rationale for this development using a simple model of money and credit in which we explore the conditions under which money matters directly for the conduct of policy. Then, drawing on Goodfriend and McCallum’s (2007) DSGE model, we examine the circumstances under which money becomes more closely linked to infl‡ation. We fi…nd that money matters when the variance of the supply of lending dominates productivity and the velocity of money demand. This is because amplifying the role of loans supply leads to an expansion in aggregate demand, via a compression of the external …finance premium, which is infl‡ationary. We consider a number of alternative monetary policy rules, and fi…nd that a rule which exploits the joint information from money and the external fi…nance premium performs best.
Number: 279
Keywords: money, DSGE, policy rules, external fi…nance premium.
JEL codes: E31, E40, E51
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Revision Date: Monday, May 13, 2013