Loss avoidance in nominal frames and fairness in downward nominal wage rigidity and disinflation
AbstractThis paper proposes a more general definition of loss avoidance, relates it to fairness and applies it to the labor market. By influencing judgments about what is a fair wage readjustment, it can lead to coordination failures, generating downward nominal wage rigidity (DNWR) and disinflation costs even with common knowledge of credible policies. This suggests that policies with good frames, including inflation targeting, can mitigate the sacrifice ratio.
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Date of creation: 21 Sep 2009
Date of revision: 23 Feb 2010
loss avoidance; fair wage effort hypothesis; nominal frame; higher order beliefs; Keynesian beauty contest; Phillips curve; inflation inertia; disinflation; downward nominal wage rigidity.;
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- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
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