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Liquidity and Real Activity in Three Monetary Models

Discussion Paper 68 | Published July 1, 1992

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Authors

Don E. Schlagenhauf

Jeffrey M. Wrase

Liquidity and Real Activity in Three Monetary Models

Abstract

This paper investigates interest rate determination and evolutions of nominal and real variables in alternative monetary, general equilibrium models. Three approaches to characterizing monetary transactions services are utilized: a cash-in-advance approach, in which agents face cash constraints on goods purchases; a transaction-cost approach, in which goods are sacrificed in transactions; and a shopping-time approach, in which leisure is sacrificed in transactions. Models which employ these approaches are used to examine liquidity effects of monetary innovations on interest rates and real activity.