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Channel Systems: Why is There a Positive Spread?
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An increasing number of central banks implement monetary policy via a channel system or a ‡oor system. We construct a general equilibrium model to study the properties of these systems. We ...nd that a ‡oor system is weakly optimal if and only if the target rate satis...es the Friedman rule. Unfortunately, the optimal ‡oor system requires either transfers from the ...scal authority to the central bank or a reduction in seigniorage payments from the central bank to the government. This is thedoi:10.2139/ssrn.1709303 fatcat:h5yhk2uasnejlagv6evwi5lj3e