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An Evolutionary Theory of Inflation Inertia

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  • Alexis Anagnostopoulos
  • Omar Licandro
  • Italo Bove
  • Karl Schlag

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We provide a simple theory of inflation inertia in a staggered price setting framework a la Calvo (1983). Contrary to Calvo's formulation, the frequency of price changes is allowed to vary according to an evolutionary criterion. Inertia is the direct result of gradual adjustment in this frequency following a permanent change in the rate of money growth.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number ECO2006/33.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2006/33

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Keywords: Inflation inertia; evolutionary game theory; staggered price setting;

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  1. Paul De Grauwe, 2012. "Lectures on Behavioral Macroeconomics," Economics Books, Princeton University Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 9891.
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