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Interacting nominal and real labour market rigidities

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  • Vogel, Lukas

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This note analyses the interaction between nominal wage stickiness and costly employment adjustment in a small closed-economy New Keynesian model with simple rule-based or optimal monetary policy. The results show (1) the costs of nominal and real rigidity to depend on the policy regime, (2) optimal policy to substantially contain the welfare loss, and (3) the absence of quantitatively important second-best interaction, suggesting that reducing rigidity along one dimension alone does not risk reducing overall welfare.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22647.

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Date of creation: Nov 2008
Date of revision: May 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22647

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