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Interacting nominal and real labour market rigidities

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  • Vogel, Lukas

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The note analyses interactions between nominal wage stickiness and costly employment adjustment under rule-based and optimal monetary policy. Policy regimes affect and optimal policy lowers the welfare cost of rigidities. No quantitatively important second-best interaction between both rigidities is found.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 264-267

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:264-267

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Keywords: Wage stickiness Employment adjustment costs Second best;

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