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State-dependency and firm-level optimization: a contribution to Calvo price staggering

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  • McAdam, Peter
  • Willman, Alpo

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We implement a tractable state-dependent Calvo price-setting signal dependent on inflation and aggregate competitiveness. This allows us to derive a New Keynesian Phillips Curve (NKPC) expressed in terms of the actual levels of variables - rather than in-deviation from “steady state” form - and thus a specification which is not regime-dependent. A consequence of our approach is that ex-ante all firms face the same optimization problem. This state-dependent NKPC nests the conventional hybrid NKPC form as a special case. Finally, we demonstrate the uefulness of our approach by, first, analyzing the persistence and variability of inflation shocks under different inflation regimes and then comparing our state-dependent and timedependent NKPCs on US data. JEL Classification: E31, E32

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Keywords: Calvo Price Staggering; Firm-Level Optimization; New Keynesian Phillips Curves; Regime Dependency+; State-Dependency;

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