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Can the Facts of UK Inflation Persistence be Explained by Nominal Rigidity?

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  • Meenagh, David
  • Minford, Patrick
  • Nowell, Eric
  • Sofat, Prakriti
  • Srinivasan, Naveen

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It has been widely argued that inflation persistence since WWII has been widespread and durable and that it can only be accounted for by models with a high degree of nominal rigidity. We examine UK post-war data where after confirming previous studies’ findings of varying persistence due to changing monetary regimes, we find that models with little nominal rigidity are best equipped to explain it.

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Keywords: Inflation Persistence; Monetary Regime Shifts; New Classical; New Keynesian; Nominal Rigidity;

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