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MoNK: Mortgages in a New-Keynesian Model

There has been much interest recently in the role of household long-term, mortgage, debt in the transmission of monetary policy. This paper offers a tractable framework that integrates the long-term debt channel with the standard New-Keynesian channel, providing a tool for monetary policy analysis that reflects the recent debates in the literature. As the model includes both short- and long-term debt, it provides a useful laboratory for the analysis of monetary policy operating not only through short-term actions, as has been done traditionally in the literature, but also through expected, persistent, changes in its stance.

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