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Imperfectly-Credible Disinflation of Small Inflations

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  • Lynne Evans

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    (Newcastle University Business School)

  • Anamaria Nicolae

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    (Durham Business School)

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In this paper we study and quantify the e¤ects of a disinflationary policy on output and welfare. Our focus is the policy question of the optimal response to low inflation.The analysis takes place in the context of a DSGE model with sticky prices, time varying velocity and imperfect credibility. The nonlinear solution method reveals that early output losses may be more pronounced and more prolonged than previously suggested in the literature, and there may be insufficient compensation from a subsequent higher steady state to justify taking any disinflationary policy action in some cases.

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Paper provided by Durham University Business School in its series Working Papers with number 2010_01.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2010
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Keywords: price stability; velocity; disinlfation; output boom; optimal speed of disinlfation;

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  1. Serletis, Apostolos & Yavari, Kazem, 2004. "The welfare cost of inflation in Canada and the United States," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 84(2), pages 199-204, August.
  2. Anamaria Nicolae & Charles Nolan, 2004. "The Impact of Imperfect Credibility in a Transition to Price Stability," CDMA Working Paper Series 200402, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
  3. Marco Bonomo & Carlos Viana de Carvalho, 2005. "Imperfectly Credible Disinflation under Endogenous Time-Dependent Pricing," Macroeconomics 0509005, EconWPA, revised 09 Sep 2005.
  4. Almeida Neto, Heitor Vieira de & Bonomo, Marco Antônio Cesar, 1999. "Optimal State-Dependent Rules, Credibility, and Inflation Inertia," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 349, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  5. Lynne Evans & Anamaria Nicolae, 2010. "The Output Effect of a Transition to Price Stability When Velocity Is Time Varying," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 42(5), pages 859-878, 08.
  6. Dibooglu, Sel & Kenc, Turalay, 2009. "Welfare cost of inflation in a stochastic balanced growth model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 650-658, May.
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