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A Search Model of Unemployment and Inflation”

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  • Etienne Lehmann

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In this paper, I introduce money in the standard labor-matching model(Mortensen and Pissarides 1999, Pissarides 2000). A double coincidence problemmakes Fiat Money necessary as a medium of exchange. In the long-run, a rise inthe rate of money growth leads to higher inflation and higher unemployment, sothe long-run Phillips curve is not vertical. The optimal monetary growth ratedecreases with the workers' bargaining power, the level of unemploymentbenefits and the payroll tax rate.

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2007-16.

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Date of creation: 2007
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  1. Etienne, LEHMANN & Bruno, VAN DER LINDEN, 2007. "Search Frictions on Product and Labor markets : Money in the Matching Function," Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) 2007013, Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques.
  2. Pedro, Gomis-Porqueras & Benoit, Julien & Chengsi, Wang, 2010. "Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policies In a Search-theoretic Model of Money and Unemployment," MPRA Paper 26262, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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