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Inflation and unemployment: Lagos-Wright meets Mortensen-Pissarides

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  • Randall Wright

    (University Pennsylvania)

  • Guido Menzio

    (University Pennsylvania)

  • Aleksander Berentsen

    (University of Basel)

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Inflation and unemployment are central issues in macroeconomics. While much progress has been made on these issues by incorporating frictions using search theory, existing models analyze either unemployment or inflation. We develop a framework to analyze unemployment and inflation together. This makes contributions to disparate literatures, and provides a united model for theory, policy, and quantitative analysis. We discuss optimal fiscal and monetary policy. We calibrate the model, and discuss the extent to which it can account for salient aspects of a half century's experience with ination, unemployment, interest rates, and velocity.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 237.

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Cited by:
  1. Christopher Reicher, 2009. "What Can a New Keynesian Labor Matching Model Match?," Kiel Working Papers 1496, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Philipp Kircher & Jan Eeckhout, 2008. "Prices as Optimal Competitive Sales Mechanisms," 2008 Meeting Papers 504, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Lehmann, Etienne & Van Der Linden, Bruno, 2010. "Search Frictions On Product And Labor Markets: Money In The Matching Function," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 14(01), pages 56-92, February.

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