MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY
This text presents a comprehensive treatment of the most important topics in monetary economics, focusing on the primary models monetary economists have employed to address topics in theory and policy. It covers the basic theoretical approaches, shows how to do simulation work with the models, and discusses the full range of frictions that economists have studied to understand the impacts of monetary policy.
This third edition reflects the latest advances in the field, incorporating new or expanded material on such topics as monetary search equilibria, sticky information, adaptive learning, state-contingent pricing models, and channel systems for implementing monetary policy. Much of the material on policy analysis has been reorganized to reflect the dominance of the new Keynesian approach. The book continues to be not only the leading text in the field but also the standard reference for academics and researchers.
“Carl Walsh’s Monetary Theory and Policy is an indispensable bridge between theory and practice. The book is a comprehensive overview of the field. Each topic is addressed by a few models exposited with mathematical rigor and policy insight. The depth and breadth of the model presentations make the book an essential reference for students and central bank economists alike.”
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
1. Empirical Evidence on Money, Prices, and Output
2. Money-in-the-Utility Function
3. Money and Transactions
4. Money and Public Finance
5. Money in the Short Run: Informational and Portfolio Rigidities
6. Money in the Short Run: Nominal Price and Wage Rigidities
7. Discretionary Policy and Time Inconsistency
8. New Keynesian Monetary Economics
9. Money and the Open Economy
10. Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
11. Monetary Policy Operating Procedures