Empirical Evidence On Nominal Wage And Price Flexibility
AbstractThis paper tests a necessary condition for the neutrality of money in a framework that imposes only weak restrictions on the money supply process. It extends B. Bernanke's (1986) work by weakening the set of just-identifying restrictions and by providing a statistical test of the overidentifying restrictions. Instead of specifying a structural model to identify primitive shocks, the author deduces the impact effects of structural money shocks under the neutrality hypothesis and then tests whether the system maintains neutrality as it propagates these impact effects. The tests reject neutrality for both the M1 and the monetary base. Copyright 1993, the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Washington, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 89-15.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1989
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money ; economic models ; wages;
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- Cogley, Timothy, 1993. "Empirical Evidence on Nominal Wage and Price Flexibility," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 108(2), pages 475-91, May.
- Cogley, T., 1989. "Empirical Evidence On Nominal Wage And Price Flexibility," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 89-15, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
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