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Lend out IOU: A Model of Money Creation by Banks and Central Banking

Wang, Tianxi (2014) Lend out IOU: A Model of Money Creation by Banks and Central Banking. Working Paper. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers, Colchester. (Unpublished)


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This paper considers the efficiency of money creation by banks and the principles of the central bank issuance to improve over it. The ability to issue deposit liability as a means of payment enlarges banks lending capacities and subjects them to fiercer competition. In curcumstances where banks issue too much money, interest-rate policy may help. In circumstances of a credit crunch, quantitative- easing policy helps, under which the central bank lends its issues to all banks. These issues are unbacked by taxation and purely nominal. The optimal quantity of the central bank's lending is unique and implements the first-best allocation.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 12:43
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 15:27

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