Inflation and productive activity in a multiple-matching model of money

Derek Laing, Victor E. Li, Ping Wang

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This paper investigates the relationship between money growth, inflation, and productive activity in a dynamic general-equilibrium, multiple-matching framework where trade frictions are manifested by limited consumption variety. Productive activity and matching in the goods market are endogenized by a time allocation decision of work and search effort. We find that a high degree of complementarity between participation in the labor and goods markets creates a channel by which inflation can positively influence production and output. This feature arises when household preferences for consumption variety is sufficiently large and it can also lead to the multiplicity of monetary equilibria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1949-1961
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Monetary Economics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Inflation
  • Matching
  • Money
  • Monopolistic competition
  • Search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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