We test the hypothesis that the Great Contraction would have been attenuated had the Federal Reserve not allowed the money stock to decline. We simulate a model that estimates separate relations for output and the price level and assumes that output and price dynamics are not especially sensitive to policy changes. The simulations include a strong and a weak form of Friedman's constant money growth rule. The results support the hypothesis that the Great Contraction would have been mitigated and shortened had the Federal Reserve followed a constant money growth rule.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Jul 1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Economics and Econometrics