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Sind Nominallöhne starr? Neuere Evidenz und wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen

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  • Thomas Beissinger
  • Chritoph Knoppik

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In the presence of downwardly rigid nominal wages, low inflation may lead to higher equilibrium unemployment by hindering real wage adjustments. This article surveys and analyses the growing evidence on downwardly rigid nominal wages. We not only deal with assessments of the existence and extent of downward nominal wage rigidity, but also discuss its possible explanations and macroeconomic consequences. We conclude that downward nominal wage rigidity does exist, that its extent is substantial and that very likely the real consequences at low, close-to-zero inflation are non-negligible. The results of this strand of research should therefore be taken into account in the formulation of optimal inflation targets. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2005

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Volume (Year): 6 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 171-188

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  1. Beissinger, Thomas & Knoppik, Christoph, 2003. "Sind Nominallöhne starr? Neuere Evidenz und wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen," IZA Discussion Papers 800, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  6. Alfonso Arpaia & Karl Pichelmann, 2007. "Nominal and real wage flexibility in EMU," European Economy - Economic Papers 281, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  7. Pfeiffer, Friedhelm, 2003. "Ausmaß und Konsequenz von Lohnrigiditäten (Extent and consequences of wage regidities)," Mitteilungen aus der Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 36(4), pages 616-633.
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