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Firm-Specific Labor and Firm-Specific Capital: Implications for the Euro-Data New Phillips Curve

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  • Julien Matheron

    (Banque de France, Research Division)

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Standard GMM estimates of the New Phillips curve on euro-area data yield degrees of nominal rigidity that are not in accordance with recent microeconomic evidence. This paper studies whether similar conclusions are reached in a richer model where price setters face firm-specific capital and/or firm-specific labor. We find that combining these elements or considering firm-specific labor alone leads to statistically significant and economically reasonable estimates of the degree of nominal rigidity. In contrast, ignoring firm-specific labor yields estimates that are not supported by microeconomic evidence.

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Article provided by International Journal of Central Banking in its journal International Journal of Central Banking.

Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2006:q:4:a:2

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  1. Michael Woodford, 2005. "Firm-Specific Capital and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 1(2), September.
  2. Joao Madeira, 2012. "Evaluating the Role of Firm-Specific Capital in New Keynesian models," Discussion Papers 1204, Exeter University, Department of Economics.
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  5. Timothy Cogley & Argia M. Sbordone, 2006. "Trend inflation and inflation persistence in the New Keynesian Phillips curve," Staff Reports 270, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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