The optimal inflation rate under Schumpeterian growth

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Abstract

To analyze the relationship between inflation and economic growth, we construct an endogenous growth model with creative destruction, incorporating sticky prices due to menu costs. Price changes reduce the reward for innovation and thus lower the frequency of creative destruction. Central banks can maximize the growth rate by setting their inflation target at the negative of a fundamental growth rate. While the optimal inflation rate may be greater than the growth-maximizing inflation rate, our calibrated model shows that the optimal inflation rate is close to the growth-maximizing inflation rate and that a deviation from the optimal level has sizable impacts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Monetary Economics
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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Schumpeterian growth
Inflation rate
Creative destruction
Economic growth
Sticky prices
Deviation
Endogenous growth model
Inflation
Menu costs
Price changes
Inflation target
Reward
Innovation
Central bank

Keywords

  • Creative destruction
  • Menu cost
  • Monetary policy
  • New Keynesian

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  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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The optimal inflation rate under Schumpeterian growth. / Oikawa, Koki; Ueda, Kozo.

In: Journal of Monetary Economics, 01.01.2018.

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