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Lessons for central bankers from a Phillips curve framework

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  • Donald L. Kohn
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    The author's comments focus on how the lessons from recent research on the Phillips curve are helping him think about the influence of fluctuations in the prices of commodities, such as oil, on the outlook for inflation and the appropriate policy responses to such developments.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its journal Conference Series ; [Proceedings].

    Volume (Year): 53 (2008)
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcp:y:2008:n:53:x:12

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    Keywords: Inflation (Finance) ; Unemployment ; Phillips curve;

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    1. Stefan Reitz & Ulf. D. Slopek, 2012. "Fixing the Phillips Curve: The Case of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity in the US," Kiel Working Papers 1795, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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