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黄千祐|Inflation and Growth: A Non-Monotonic Relationship in an Innovation-Driven Economy 发布时间: 2019-10-20   浏览次数: 12

黃千祐Zhijie ZhengChien-Yu Huang Yibai Yang合作的论文“Inflation and Growth: A Non-Monotonic Relationship in an Innovation-Driven Economy” 已经被国际期刊Macroeconomic Dynamics正式接受发表。

摘要:This paper investigates the effects of monetary policy on long-run economic growth via different cash-in-advance (CIA) constraints on R&D in a Schumpeterian growth model with vertical and horizontal innovations. The relationship between inflation and growth is contingent on the relative extents of CIA constraints and diminishing returns to two types of innovation. This model can generate a mixed (monotonic or non-monotonic) relationship between inflation and growth, given that the relative strength of monetary effects on growth between different CIA constraints and that of R&D-labor-reallocation effects between different diminishing returns vary with the nominal interest rate. In the empirically relevant case where horizontal R&D is subject to larger diminishing returns than vertical R&D, inflation and growth can exhibit an inverted-U relationship when the CIA constraint on horizontal R&D is sufficiently larger than that on vertical R&D. Finally, we calibrate the model to the US economy and find that the growth-maximizing rate of inflation is around 2.4%, which is consistent with the recent empirical estimates.


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