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Staggered Contracts and Business Cycle Persistence

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  • Huang, K.X.
  • Liu, Z.

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Staggered price and Staggered wage mechanisms are commonly viewed similar in generating persistent real effects of monetary shocks. In this paper, we distinguish these two mechanisms with individuals's optimizing behavior being explicitly taken into account. We show that, although the dynamic price and wage setting equations are alike, a key parameter governing persistence in these two equations is linked to the underlying preferences and technologies in very different ways.

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Paper provided by Minnesota - Center for Economic Research in its series Papers with number 305.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:minner:305

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Keywords: MONETARY POLICY ; BUSINESS CYCLES;

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