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Nominal wage rigidities in a new Keynesian model with frictional unemployment

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  • Vincent Bodart

    (Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • Gregory de Walque

    (National Bank of Belgium, Research department
    Department of Economics, University of Namur)

  • Olivier Pierrard

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    (Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain
    Banque centrale du Luxembourg)

  • Henri R. Sneessens

    (Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • Raf Wouters

    (National Bank of Belgium, Research department)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a search and matching model with nominal stickiness à la Calvo in the wage bargaining. We analyze the properties of the model, first, in the context of a typical real business cycle model driven by stochastic productivity shocks and second, in a fully specified monetary DSGE model with various real and nominal rigidities and multiple shocks. The model generates realistic statistics for the important labor market variables

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Paper provided by National Bank of Belgium in its series Working Paper Research with number 97.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:200610-9

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Keywords: DSGE; Search and Matching; Nominal Wage Rigidity; Monetary Policy;

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Cited by:
  1. Marianna Riggi, 2010. "Nominal And Real Wage Rigidities In New Keynesian Models: A Critical Survey," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(3), pages 539-572, 07.
  2. Salem M. Abo-Zaid, 2009. "Sticky Wages, Incomplete Pass-Through and Inflation Targeting: What is the Right Index to Target?," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2009_23, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
  3. Kai Christoffel & James Costain & Gregory de Walque & Keith Kuester & Tobias Linzert & Stephen Millard & Olivier Pierrard, 2009. "Inflation dynamics with labour market matching: assessing alternative specifcations," BCL working papers 38, Central Bank of Luxembourg.
  4. Jordi Galé, 2010. "Monetary Policy and Unemployment," Working Papers 435, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  5. Poilly, C. & Sahuc, J-G., 2008. "Welfare Implications of Heterogeneous Labor Markets in a Currency Area," Working papers 199, Banque de France.
  6. Jordi Galí, 2009. "Monetary policy and unemployment," Economics Working Papers 1198, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Feb 2010.
  7. Marianna Riggi, 2007. "New Keynesian models with labor market rigidities: a critical survey," Working Papers 102, University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics.

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