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Econometric Evaluation of the New Keynesian Phillips Curve

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  • Gunnar Bårdsen
  • Eilev S. Jansen
  • Ragnar Nymoen

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We give an appraisal of the New Keynesian Phillips curve (NPCM) as an empirical model of European inflation. The favourable evidence for NPCMs on euro‐area data reported in earlier studies is shown to depend on specific choices made about estimation methodology. The NPCM can be re‐interpreted as a highly restricted equilibrium correction model. We also report the outcome of tests based on variable addition and encompassing of existing models. The results show that economists should not accept the NPCM too readily.

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  • Gunnar Bårdsen & Eilev S. Jansen & Ragnar Nymoen, 2004. "Econometric Evaluation of the New Keynesian Phillips Curve," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 66(s1), pages 671-686, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:66:y:2004:i:s1:p:671-686
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2004.00097.x
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