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Handbook of Monetary Economics 3A

What tools are available for setting and analyzing monetary policy?

World-renowned contributors examine recent evidence on subjects as varied as price-setting, inflation persistence, the private sector's formation of inflation expectations, and the monetary policy transmission mechanism. Stopping short of advocating conclusions about the ideal conduct of policy, the authors focus instead on analytical methods and the changing interactions among the ingredients and properties that inform monetary models. The influences between economic performance and monetary policy regimes can be both grand and muted, and this volume clarifies the present state of this continually evolving relationship.

Audience
Graduate students through professionals worldwide working in all fields of economics and finance, and particularly in subfields related to labor economics.

Hardbound, 752 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-53238-1

Reviews

  • This volume is a must for anyone interested in the current state of the development of monetary theory as viewed by the community of most of the distinguished monetary economists. Both the work on monetary theory and the understanding of its importance have exploded in the last 20 years. This valuable compendium shows the enormous and detailed developments made recently.  It highlights the problems in blending theory with institutions.  It is a contribution of note.

    Martin Shubik, Yale University

     

    Monetary Economics has made great strides since the HANDBOOK OF MONETARY ECONOMICS, Volumes 1 and 2 was published. In Volumes 3A and 3B you will find surveys, written by leaders in their fields, of new work on foundations, the transmission mechanism, adaptive learning and expectation formation, optimal monetary policy, constraints on monetary policy, robustness in macroeconomics, monetary policy in practice, and much more, as well as applications to the latest crises. Every economist will want these volumes placed within easy reach on their bookshelf.

    William A. Brock, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Contents

    • The Mechanism Design Approach to Monetary Theory--Neil Wallace
    • New Monetarist Economics: Models--Stephen Williamson and Randall Wright
    • Money and Inflation: Some Critical Issues--Bennett T. McCallum and Edward Nelson
    • Rational Inattention and Monetary Economics--Christopher A. Sims
    • Imperfect Information and Aggregate Supply--N. Gregory Mankiw and Ricardo Reis
    • Microeconomic Evidence on Price-Setting--Peter J. Klenow and Benjamin A. Malin
    • DSGE Models for Monetary Policy Analysis--Lawrence J. Christiano, Mathias Trabandt and Karl Walentin
    • How Has the Monetary Transmission Mechanism Evolved over Time?--Jean Boivin, Michael T. Kiley and Frederick S. Mishkin
    • Inflation Persistence--Jeffrey C. Fuhrer
    • Monetary Policy and Unemployment--Jordi Gali
    • Financial Intermediation and Credit Policy in Business Cycle Analysis--Mark Gertler and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
    • Financial Intermediaries and Monetary Economics--Tobias Adrian and Hyung Song Shin

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