Journal article

Redistribution and Optimal Monetary Policy

Daeha Cho, Kwang Hwan Kim

Journal of Economic Theory and Econometrics | Korean Economic Society | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper departs from the representative-agent assumption and investigates how optimal monetary policy should be conducted in a two-agent New Keynesian (TANK) model. Relative to a price stability motive that typically appears as policy prescriptions in representative-agent New Keynesian (RANK) models, heterogeneity adds a motive to spread aggregate fluctuations equally across all households. We show that the latter motive hinges on how fiscal transfers are implemented with the business cycle.

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