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Klump, R. Inflation, Faetor Substitution and Growth. Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital, 38(3), 325-349.
Klump, Rainer "Inflation, Faetor Substitution and Growth" Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital 38.3, 2005, 325-349.
Klump, Rainer (2005): Inflation, Faetor Substitution and Growth, in: Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital, vol. 38, iss. 3, 325-349, [online]


Inflation, Faetor Substitution and Growth

Klump, Rainer

Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital, Vol. 38 (2005), Iss. 3 : pp. 325–349

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Rainer Klump, Frankfurt/M.


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Recent empirical studies on the inflation-growth-relationship underline that inflation has negative growth effects under relatively modest rates. Most contributions to monetary growth theory, however, have difficulties in explaining such a pattern. It is shown in this paper that this problem can be overcome by establishing a link between monetary instability and the aggregate elasticity of factor substitution. Several microeconomic justifications can be found for a negative influence of inflation on factor substitution. It turns out that in a simple neoclassical monetary growth model this effect is usually strong enough to question the superneutrality benchmark result in the steady state and to dominate all potential positive effects of inflation along the convergence path. (JEL E52, O11, O41)