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Fiscal stimulus and the role of wage rigidity

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  • Furlanetto, Francesco

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In this paper we study the impact of an expansion in public spending in an economy characterized by limited asset market participation and sticky wages. The flexible wage version of the model implies strong expansionary effects on output and consumption but also a counterfactual increase in real wages. The introduction of sticky wages, besides being a realistic addition, solves this problem and preserves the expansionary effects on output and consumption. Moreover, once we introduce segmentation in the labor market, sticky wages are even essential to obtain expansionary effects.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 512-527

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:35:y:2011:i:4:p:512-527

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Keywords: Sticky wages Rule-of-thumb consumers Fiscal shocks;

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Cited by:
  1. Francesco Furlanetto & Gisle J. Natvik & Martin Seneca, 2011. "Investment shocks and macroeconomic co-movement," Working Paper 2011/14, Norges Bank.
  2. Punnoose Jacob, 2013. "Deep Habits, Price Rigidities and the Consumption Response to Government Spending," CAMA Working Papers 2013-72, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  3. Holden, Steinar & Sparrman, Victoria, 2011. "Do Government Purchases Affect Unemployment?," Memorandum 17/2011, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  4. Kaszab, Lorant, 2012. "Rule-of-Thumb Consumers and Labor Tax Cut Policy in the Zero Lower Bound," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2012/13, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section, revised Apr 2013.

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